Recommended Reads

Our school library is well stocked with a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. All students in Y7 have completed a library induction lesson with our librarian to ensure that they understand how to use the library and associated resources effectively. We actively encourage students to check out books regularly, whether this be from the school library or one of the excellent libraries in the city.

Where can I get books?

Acomb Explore 
Acomb Explore
Front Street
Acomb YO24 3BZ

Bishopthorpe Library
Main Street
York YO23 2RB

Clifton Explore 
Rawcliffe Lane
York YO30 5SJ

Copmanthorpe Library 
Village Centre
Main Street
York YO23 3SU

Dringhouses Library
Tadcaster Road
York YO24 1LR

Dunnington Library 
The Reading Room
Church Street
York YO19 5PW

Fulford Library 
St Oswald’s CE School
Heslington Lane
York YO10 4LX

Haxby Explore 

Huntington Library 
Garth Road
York YO32 9QJ

Mobile library

New Earswick Library
The Folk Hall
Hawthorn Terrace
New Earswick
York YO32 4AQ

Poppleton Library
The Village
Upper Poppleton
York YO26 6JT

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe
Rowntree Park Lodge
Richardson Street
York YO23 1JU

Strensall Library
19 The Village
York YO32 5XS

Tang Hall Explore
The Centre @ Burnholme
Mossdale Avenue
York YO31 0HA

York Explore Library and Archive

Top Tips

  1. Make books a part of family life; let your child see you as a reader
  2. Join and visit your local library
  3. Let your child choose what they want to read to help them develop their own interests.
  4. Read about something they’re interested in.
  5. Get comfortable, make sure your child has somewhere comfy to read!
  6. Ask questions to keep them interested in the story: ‘Where did we get to last time?’, ‘Can you remember what’s happened so far?’ and ‘What do you think will happen next?’.
  7. Read whenever you get the chance – Have a book with you for any time your child has to wait, like at the doctor’s or the dentist.
  8. Understand that book covers are important. If books are attractive children will want to read them.
  9. Don’t assume that just because you enjoyed the book – they will.
  10. Look out for books that have won awards.

Summer Reading Challenge

Where can I buy books?

Fossgate Books
36 Fossgate
York YO1 9TF

The Little Apple Bookshop
13 High Petergate
York YO1 7EN

Oxfam Books
46 Micklegate
York YO1 6LF
69 Low Petergate
York YO1 7HY

15 Coney Street
York YO1 9QL