Children's mobile library

Our children’s mobile library is stocked with over 3,000 items selected to support reading for pleasure. Experienced and skilled members of the ELS team will help your pupils choose their books and make recommendations to encourage them to widen their reading experience.

Children say that they find the visits really exciting and love the range of books, the enthusiasm of staff and the experience.

In their own words:

“There are so many books! I wish I could stay in there for longer and just read them all!”

Our children’s mobile library includes:

  • Fiction and picture books
  • Non-fiction and poetry for leisure and pleasure reading
  • Hi-Lo books for reluctant or low ability readers
  • Short read chapter books
  • Professional resources for staff to borrow free of charge

Our children’s mobile library van offers great value for money

Books to the value of at least three times the cost of the visit are loaned to the school for a calendar year after which they can be exchanged for a new selection. After each visit you will be sent a list of the books borrowed in class order with details of the Accelerated Reader levels.

SLA online will calculate the cost to your school, based on your number on roll. We can be flexible; get in touch with the ELS team to discuss your requirements. 
“Pupils enjoy being involved in the choosing of books for their classroom. It allows us to have a regular “refresh” of what is available” Headteacher Glebelands Primary.

Combined children’s mobile visit and ‘Reading for Pleasure’ sessions

On the day of your visit, a librarian will visit classes to give a short promotional session about the mobile library’s range of resources, talk to your pupils about their interests and inspire them to make good book choices from the mobile library.
If you wish to discuss this or find out more please get in touch with the ELS team. 
This addition to your mobile visit will cost three ELS tokens.

"Encouraged children to read for pleasure and enjoy new books...It was good for the children to see different books in different formats and hear a different reading voice."- Frances Allen, English Lead, Hilgay Primary

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