“Reading-related activities, competitions and quizzes take place throughout the year to inspire, enthuse and challenge our young readers.”
King's Hall Libraries
King's Hall has two wonderful libraries – one in our main school building, and the other close to our Pre-Prep classrooms. Our Chartered Librarian, Mrs Marcuccilli, oversees both libraries and supports our pupils in their journey to becoming lifelong readers. Passionate about reading for pleasure, she holds regular book club gatherings, book breakfasts, author visits, reading fairs, and competitions, as well as writing our library blog and overseeing our twitter feed.
Love Your Library
Reading is the key to learning, and at King’s Hall, the library is very much at the heart of the school. It is a vibrant and engaging place where pupils are encouraged to discover the joys of reading for pleasure, as well as a resource for academic research. There is a wealth of fiction and non-fiction to discover, as well as a wide range of magazines, newspapers, comics, and online subscriptions to enjoy.
Events and Author Visits
Pupils across all year groups are invited to take part in our hugely popular Book Club meetings, to which parents of our younger pupils are also invited to attend. Reading-related activities, competitions and quizzes take place throughout the year to inspire, enthuse and challenge our young readers. In addition, the we also host regular visits from renowned children’s authors including Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Katherine Rundell, Emma Carroll, Gill Lewis, Laura James, and Robin Stevens.
Our Nursery and Pre-Prep library has been imaginatively stocked by Mrs M and is now a fun space in which the children can enjoy their favourite books from the comfort of vibrant toadstool chairs. Pupils in the Pre-Prep visit their library on a weekly basis for a special story-time, and also attend a number of library events in the Prep School.
World Book Day
Instead of following traditional World Book Day celebrations, we host a unique school-wide competition. In 2018, we ran the King's Hall Potato Challenge, a celebration of reading in which every pupil was challenged to create a favourite book character using a potato, some art, and a generous sprinkling of creativity. In 2019, the school was challenged to create a mood board to represent one of their favourite stories.