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EMC Library

Here at Earl Mortimer College, we are extremely proud of our library.  Our Library is a place for quiet study, reading and research. It is open to everyone, every day, and there is always someone available to help students find the reading book or piece of information they need, whether that is for school work or personal interest.

Ms Ridd is our Librarian and she will be happy to welcome anybody into the Library with the same love of books that she has.

The library is open at break and lunch times.  It is always supervised and Ms Ridd and her student librarians are on hand to recommend a suitable book.

As well as the popular fiction section, our library contains a wealth of useful study information in our reference books.  These include revision guides for those studying for exams and career guides together with college prospectus.  Our Accelerated Reading books are also housed in our library and we look forward to adding to these in the coming year.

Our library is the heart of our college and we believe improved literacy skills to be the way forward to greater things for all our students.

The library is used by all KS3 students as part of their fortnightly library lesson within their English curriculum. In addition, students have the ability to borrow library books meaning that everyone reads in college and has that access to an endless supply of reading material to suit all interests.

Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.

–Patrick Ness

A
good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always
be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.

–Lemony Snicket

Libraries
are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and
continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark…. In
any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.

–Germaine Greer

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