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Schools and education professionals
Medway Libraries work in partnership with schools to
enhance children’s information literacy skills and to develop
their love of books and reading.
To arrange a class visit to the library, a visit from a
librarian to your school or to request a topic box please fill in
visit request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or
for more information call 01634 337799.
Visiting the library
Bringing a class on a school trip to your local library is an
ideal opportunity for you and your pupils to:
- find out what the library has to offer
- develop information skills as required by the National
- engage in participatory storytelling and stimulating
- participate in library skills sessions
- browse, select and borrow from the wide range of
We aim to include stories and to tie the session into your
current topic where possible.
Borrowing from the library
Teachers can apply for a Teacher library card in
addition to their personal library card entitling them to 30 extra
children’s books for use in school.
If your class is visiting the library, children with existing
memberships can bring their library cards and borrow
Children who are not members of the library can have a letter
and joining form sent home. If the forms are returned to the
library two weeks prior to the visit, they can collect a new
library card during the visit and borrow books.
Visit from a librarian to your school
A visit from a Community Librarian to your school may
- an introduction to Medway Libraries – how to join and what
materials and services are available
- interactive talk about books and reading
- encourage the children to enjoy stories and reading
- celebration of book week
- poetry workshops
- lunchtime or after school readers' group or book
Visit our online
resources to discover how our online reference services can
help you in class and your pupils with homework. You can also
find useful websites on a wide range of subjects in Library Links.
Children's mobile library
The children's mobile library
visits schools, children's centres and
preschools during term time. The mobile library may be available
for weekend or school holiday events. If you finish the book
you borrowed from the children's mobile library before the next
visit then books may be returned to any Medway library and books
borrowed from other Medway Libraries may be returned to the
children's mobile library.
Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
Local area resources at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
(MALSC) can assist with local studies for students of all ages.
With sufficient notice we can offer visits, online
interactive learning and study packs. We also offer training for
teachers. Please consult the local studies Librarians to discuss
your requirements on 01634 332714.