Love your library

Make library lessons fun, and inspire your students to keep reading over the summer, with this engaging collection of book-based activities, challenges and lesson ideas, designed to help you to promote reading for pleasure in your school

Tes Resources Team

School library for reading for pleasure

Promote reading for pleasure with these hand-picked library lessons and activity ideas

The next few weeks could be a great time to rediscover your school or class library and get your students to explore new books and authors. With its variety of genres and subject areas, a library is undoubtedly one of the finest resources for promoting reading for pleasure. We’ve brought together a collection of inspiring lesson and activity ideas to help both you and your students fall in love with books. 

Lesson ideas

'Book Ninjas' Library Tasks

'Book Ninjas' Library Tasks

30 engaging tasks for students to complete in the library. I created these little library challenge cards for my boys group who really engaged with them! The idea is that ninjas are silent and focused and a class in the library should be too. These vary in ability and challenge and be easily adapted...
Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These Library Challenge cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they ve really enjoyed working through the activities an added bonus bein...
Dewey Decimal System Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

Dewey Decimal System Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

This nonfiction close reading activity is designed to teach students about the Dewey Decimal system while encouraging reading comprehension with tasks and repeated reading. This passage, directions, and questions are designed for students to read repeatedly, read with a partner, read looking for inf...