King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge


Stafford Library

A Usual Day in the Library

Opening Times

09:10 - 15:45

Morning Break

Seniors – 10.15 – 10.45

Juniors – 10.45 – 11.15

Lunch Break

Juniors – 12.45 – 13.15

Seniors – 13.00 – 13.45

During these breaks the children are very welcome to come to the Library. I am always there during these times. They can choose books to borrow or just enjoy them there. There are newspapers, journals, graphic novels, even comics! I am always on hand to help them choose books to read and take home, or help with their homework or project work.

Teachers use the Library in a variety of ways. The Library supports the children's class studies, project work, and personal reading, with direction from their form tutors.

Older children use the Library with their tutors for extension classes throughout the day. Individually, they do homework, research, preparation for interviews at future schools, and read the newspapers.

In the afternoon all 6 classes of the Pre-Prep are brought into the Library. We have 3 years of fun! Stories, stories, stories, story sacks, poetry, interaction with the books, the Library, and the Librarian!

In Year 2, children are given their own personal Library code. They then learn how to look for a book that they might enjoy and what to do when they have found it.

After 3 years with these young children I like to think that they are truly comfortable with me, the books, and the Library. Then, I hope, the Library stays with them throughout their time at King's.

For those children who join us in Years 3 and 4 and at any other time, they are given a tour, made very welcome, and I make a point of seeking them out and encouraging them to visit the Library.

I know the Library is a friendly place where your children feel happy and safe, and always welcome.

The Library has excellent facilities for all children: they have access to an on-line library catalogue, internet-ready computers, newspapers, research books, audio CD's and regular book fairs.


Mrs Morag King


Tel: 01223 365814