In Larkin Community College there is always Room for Reading!
Our students have access to a high quality library run by two qualified librarians.
Larkin Library is a JCSP Project Library, open before school, at lunchtime and after school and students have weekly classes in the library setting. All our students are expected to read on a regular basis and borrowing books is part of daily life in our school.
Currently all our students have access to Sora, our Digital Library and MyON where they can access ebooks and audiobooks as well as many other resources which can be found here in our Larkin Library's Virtual Space. Almost everything is clickable and can guide students to various books, resources and educational games.
We run library-based classes aimed at improving students' Literacy and Numeracy skills. As in all of the JCSP Libraries reading and writing skills are developed, reading habits nurtured and the information skills needed to navigate and participate in society are practised during our weekly library classes. We regularly organise reading initiatives, author visits, Lego lunches, book clubs, storytelling, maths games, careers fairs, tech events and much more. We often hold events and activities for parents, staff and groups from the local community.
This dynamic space in an equally dynamic school has quickly become the heart of the school where our students choose to come in their free time.
We use a computerised programme called Accelerated Reader to monitor our junior students’ reading and comprehension, direct them to suitable books and to challenge them to improve their reading levels.
One Book One Community 2022
JCSP Family Literacy Programme 2021
Lots of book gifts for Christmas went home with students for younger brothers & sisters yesterday as part of our JCSP Family Literacy Initiative.
Thanks again to our dedicated team of TY Relationship Keep helpers & wrappers over 60 books have now gone home as Christmas gifts!
JCSP Newsletter 2022
Gallery: JCSP Design a Decoration Christmas Initative
Gallery: College Awareness Week 2021
Gallery: Inktober Winners 2021
Gallery: Library News October 2021
Gallery: Relationship Keepers and First Year Fridays
Gallery: 1st Year Reading Awards 2020
Gallery: Family Literacy Initiative 2020
Gallery: Inktober 2020 Winners
Gallery: Reading Challenge December 2020
Gallery: College Aware 2020
Gallery: Stand Up Week 2020
Gallery: Inktober Winners
Gallery: Library News -September 2020
Gallery: Library News Week Beginning 14th September 2020
Gallery: JCSP Graduation 2020
Gallery: Library News 2nd March 2020
Gallery: Library News Week Beginning 3rd February 2020
Gallery: Library News 20th -31st January 2020
Gallery: Literacy Gifts
Gallery: Library News From Week Beginning 18th of November 2019
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JCSP Newsletter - Christmas 2017