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For any school inside or outside Northumberland which does not have a current Service Agreement, Northumberland Schools Library Service offers a number of one-off packages which support both the enjoyment of reading & literacy and school library improvement.

Choose from the following options:


Ideal for engaging children in stories, rhyme and poetry, and enhancing your assemblies, book weeks and other special reading celebrations. Our experienced staff will spend up to an hour in your school sharing stories and rhymes with groups of up to 30 children. This option is available for Nursery/Reception children, Key Stage (KS)1 or KS2 children or children in special schools.

Book Talks

Ideal for encouraging pupils to discover new authors and titles, breathing new life into your reading groups and enhancing any special reading celebrations. Our experienced staff will spend up to an hour introducing pupils to great books and discussing reading habits and reading choices. This option is available for KS2 and KS3 for groups of up to 30 children.

School Library Evaluation

Ideal for taking an objective, professional look at the current state of the school library and planning for the future. A SLS librarian and the member of staff responsible for the school library will discuss and evaluate the library using the library review document developed by SLS. On the basis of their findings the SLS librarian will provide a written report, together with some action points, within 3 weeks of the visit.


The charges for each of these packages are inclusive of staff time, travelling, and any materials is £75 +VAT.

If a school decides within 6 months of SLS delivering one of the above packages to buy a Service Agreement, the cost of the package will be deducted from the cost of the Service Agreement.  For further information about these taster packages please contact us on 01670 620072 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..