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Summary

Gone are the days of dusty books and keeping quiet. This programme shows how schools can successfully link with their local public library, using a variety of resources and technologies.

Werrington District Library in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, serves three local secondary schools, including Ken Stimpson Community School, with which it shares a site. The library encourages whole classes to access its resources, by supporting direct communications between its staff and teachers Many secondary teachers use the library to hold lessons and conduct subject research.

The library also has a strong relationship with local primary schools, who are encouraged by the staff to use the facilities frequently. Pupils from William Law School visit the library every two weeks to take out books. Teacher Selina Pacey has found the library an invaluable resource for her class.

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