Welcome to our Library
St Christopher’s is justifiably proud of its purpose built library which is situated in the very heart of the campus in Saar. The library, built to an individual design is a large, open plan space on two levels. The provision in the library is outstanding with over 35,000 books. With a 3000 book Early Years section, and 4000 book Arabic section, the St Christopher’s Primary library is the best resourced in the Gulf region. The library is also resourced with Kindles and has a Maths lending library with over 200 games.
Reading both for pleasure and academic study is a fundamental strand of the library’s work and initiatives, such as visits from authors and illustrators to developing an author of the month and have all played their part in nurturing a whole school reading community. The provision of large reading libraries for each class ensures a wide range of books are readily available to the pupils at all times.
The library is noted for its colourful and exciting display work whether that is celebrating the Olympics, The World Cup or recognising the exciting and diverse nationalities that make up St Christopher’s School.
St Christopher’s library strives to serve the whole school community and is open in the morning before school for parents and pupils to find a cosy beanbag corner to read.
All pupils visit the library for a timetabled 30 minutes session each week. Depending on age, they may have a story with one of the librarians or engage in a library skills game or author based activity.
Kiran Kotecha Library Subject Leader