Information for schools

Reception Reads

Reception Reads encourages parents of children due to start reception class to read five picture books over the summer holidays. This provides an opportunity for Reception teachers to plan work around book titles that many of the children will be familiar with by the time they arrive at school.

Reception Reads is promoted to parents and carers by school staff at the new intake meeting that they attend before school starts in September.

Display it!

We know that your pupils are producing some lovely artwork and we would like to share it with everyone who visits our libraries. Most libraries have a display space and we would love to see your schools artwork take pride of place! We can offer display space for half a term and all children in the class whose work is displayed will receive a certificate.

Live theatre and author visits

We are pleased to welcome authors and illustrators to Oldham Libraries and there is always an opportunity for your pupils to take part. Popular authors and illustrators visit throughout the year either for special events or to appear at our literary festivals. Schools are regularly invited to bring classes to our Performance Space to experience live theatre based around classic novels and popular stories. 

See what events are coming to live@thelbrary