School Library Pack

The School Library Pack and Special School Library Pack are free reading for pleasure programmes for any school in England with a year 7 (or equivalent) intake.

Containing carefully selected book collections for year 7-9 students, the packs will boost your library resources, broadening students reading opportunities and encouraging them to try different genres and authors. Alongside the exciting selection of books, the packs include resources to help you create engaging, social reading experiences to make reading fun!

The School Library Pack and the Special School Library Pack both include books that are relevant for students aged 11-14, and can be used flexibly in the classroom or school library, and in special schools or mainstream schools.

The Special School Library Pack includes books and resources to support students with additional needs, while the School Library Pack is designed to cover a broad range of reading abilities and interests. You can only choose one pack per school, so explore the two options carefully before making your choice.

The packs are funded by the Arts Council England, so are free for schools in England and will be delivered in January 2018. Sign up is on a first- come-first-served basis.

Sign up your school for the free School Library Pack

 We have now announced the final books that make up this year's School Library Pack and Special School Library Pack lists for 2017-18.

Find out more about the packs

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School Library Pack

For students in year 7-9, the School Library Pack includes 40 free books across three categories - Future Classics, Reluctant Readers and Non-Fiction. With 5 titles per category, multiple copies of the Future Classics and additional practitioner guidance, the pack is perfect for promoting sociable reading experiences and reading for pleasure.

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Special School Library Pack

For students with additional needs, this collection of ten books was selected by a panel of SEND practitioners. Covering themes and topics appropriate for 11-14 year olds, the pack includes a variety of accessible formats including sensory books, interactive books, picture books, dyslexia friendly books, short fiction, books with audio CDs and graphic novels.

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