New books for school library

Pool Academy’s librarian has bought scores of new books for the library after a successful sale earlier this term.

Sandra Hampton hosted a Scholastic Book Fair, offering half-price books, for students and staff. The event helped to raise more than £200 which meant she was able to purchase £25 worth of new books.

Mrs Hampton said she was pleased to be able to add new titles including books by the well-known author Jacqueline Wilson. She has also been finding new fictions from other sources for the library shelves too.

She hopes they will all be available for students to read in the new year.

She said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who came and bought a book during the sale. It has helped benefit the students because there will soon be some lovely new books in library.

“I look forward to seeing what books will be available in the sale when we hold it again next year.

“I have also been working behind the scenes to find more popular titles for the library and we have around 40 extra books waiting to go on the shelves. These include titles from the Goosebumps series, the Wimpy Kid series and Harry Potter.”

There were three large containers full of books in the library during the week-long fair. Students were excited to see books including The Updated Official Overwatch World Guide and John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down.

The sale, which also included stationary and posters, took place over break and lunch times and a group of Year 7s also helped out.