New library hub provides literary boost at Academy

18.12.14 – A new electronic library hub has been introduced this term to West Town Primary Academy, to boost literacy and make reading even more fun for pupils.

The Academy has invested in an electronic library hub where children are able to take books out using thumb print technology and a scanner. They are also able to reserve books and write reviews online and download e-books.

West Town Primary Academy recently invested in three new literary schemes to support children with early reading skills to become confident readers and to encourage reading for pleasure. They include Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Bug and Project X.

Jane Dooley, Principal of West Town said, “Reading is an essential life skill. We hope by introducing our new electronic library hub and investing in a range of new and exciting books, the children will be more inclined to pick up a book or e-book and not only become confident readers, but to appreciate the joy and pleasure of losing yourself in a book.”

The library hub follows a successful week earlier this term where the school took part in activities to celebrate the birthday of the famous children’s author Roald Dahl.

This marks a step towards the Academy moving to a brand new building on the former Peterborough District Hospital site due to open in 2016.