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Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday from 8.30am until 4pm

Librarian: Silvia Spaltro

Careers Advisers: Anne McMaster, Gillian Campbell (DYW)

The Library supports the school in a range of ways: encouraging reading for pleasure; supporting the curriculum and promoting information literacy.  It is a welcoming space where pupils can read, use the computers for research and do their homework.


Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure has been shown to put pupils ahead in the classroom and promoting it is a key priority of the Library.  S1 – S3 pupils attend every week to choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction which aims to meet the needs and interests of all pupils. Pupils can select from junior, teen and senior fiction, quick reads for developing readers, dual language books, graphic novels and manga, and a wide variety of non-fiction including fun facts, sport, technology, social / health issues, music and biographies. Pupils have input into stock selection and can request books of their choice.

Celebrating books and reading

Throughout the year a variety of events and trips take place to enhance pupils’ experience of books and reading.  We have celebrated Harry Potter Book Night, marked Roald Dahl Day and groups of pupils have visited the Mitchell Library to meet authors during Book Week Scotland, Wee Write and the West End Festival.

Barry Hutchison at KSS Harry Potter book night

In February 2016 with support from the Parent Council and the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Funding Scheme, the author Barry Hutchison came to the school and gave a fantastic presentation to S2.  Loans of his books increased significantly after his visit, demonstrating the impact and benefit of such events.

Bookwormz Book Group meets every Tuesday after school to debate and discuss books. We take part in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards and a variety of other book related activities such as quizzes and cinema visits.  New members are always welcome.

Pupil Library Assistants support the work of the Librarian by undertaking a range of tasks that make the Library a more welcoming place for their peers, including creating displays and participating in the planning and running of events.


Supporting the Curriculum

We have a wide range of non-fiction books which support all of the curriculum areas.  Selected with input from subject teachers, these books are available to help pupils with independent research.  Pupils also have access to Research 24/7, Glasgow Life’s online resources which provide additional curriculum support.


Promoting Information Literacy

Locating, evaluating, summarising and presenting information are all vital skills for school and beyond.  As part of their Library Induction, S1 pupils develop their internet searching skills and learn about the importance of acknowledging their sources.