Last month saw the launch of the Great School Libraries campaign – a three year campaign spearheaded by SLA, CILIP SLG and CILIP.
The campaign has three aims:
- to secure school library funding
- to produce a national framework for school libraries
- recognition of school libraries within the Ofsted framework.
Great School Libraries are excited to announce that they have sourced funding for the entire campaign from Peters, the UK’s leading specialist supplier of books and furniture for schools, academies, and public libraries.
Ray Dyer, Peters’ Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Great School Libraries campaign. At Peters, we understand the importance of ensuring children and young people have access to great books and a vibrant school library is an essential part of this. We are looking forward to working with the School Library Association and CILIP to ensure that every child has access to a great school library.”
Alison Tarrant, Chair of the Great School Libraries campaign working group said: “We are delighted to be working with Peters on this campaign. They understand the difference that a staffed and funded school library can make to school, and securing this funding means that we are not restricted, and will focus on producing meaningful resources and maximising engagement. Together they will enable the sector to move forward, and mark the beginning of a new era for school libraries.”
We all have a role to play in ensuring every child receives the benefits a Great School Library can offer.