Our Library

'Step through a book into a world of adventure.'

...We set out to create a space which would celebrate books, inspire children to read and fire their imaginations. (click on the images to enlarge)

Recommended reading updated 2017

The aim of the library project is to foster a love of books and reading in children. The school is currently part of a Wiltshire 'Reading for Pleasure' pilot study. This is a response to some major government research on reading for pleasure, which you can find here. (external web link). Here is our Reading for Pleasure policy. Click here to see details of how we teach reading.

We love books and reading at Holy Trinity and have a list of recommended books that we have enjoyed over the years. Please click to download our list - Recommended reading updated 2017 . There are also good book lists produced by the Federation of Children's Book Groups. Click to download the lists. Going Solo(newly independent readers), Up and Running (fluent younger readers)

Click HERE to watch a video
tour of the library

CONGRATULATIONS to all who took part in the 2015 Calne Library Summer Reading
Challenge. We had 79 children who completed the challenge. This is 39% of the school, almost
double the participation rate of any other school in the Calne area.

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman visit

A visit in October 2015 from this year's Carnegie Medal winning author Tanya Landman - one of our children's favourites.

William Grill

William Grill, author and illustrator visited Holy Trinity.

 

Credits

This project has been a true collaboration between many talented individuals and groups:

Fundraising .................... Friends of Holy Trinity Academy

Shelves ...........................Calne Antiques

Fireplace renovation .......Geoffrey Stephenson

Art..................................Josh Simpson (inside), Maria Sunderland (outside)

Books and inspiration......Mr Shore

Electrics..........................Stephen Biffen

Carpentry.......................Ronan Doherty

Grandfather Clock........Woodie Clocks

Secret door......................fauxbookdoors.co.uk

Heating...........................Swift of Devizes

Book donations................Thank you to all the parents and others who have donated a copy of a book they loved as a child. There's always room for more...

Upcoming Events


  1. Non-Uniform Day

    1 December @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Key Stage 1 Performance

    4 December @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Key Stage Performance

    5 December @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Christmas Dinner 2017

    6 December @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. There will be no Celebration Assembly on Friday 8th December

    8 December @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm