Haverstock is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do. We want to encourage our students to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature.
I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue. The new system allows students, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and students are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources. The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read. You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book.
You can access the system from home using the following link: https://u012964.microlibrarian.net
Username: school computer username e.g. 12brownjo
Password: student date of birth e.g. 03071999
There is also an App called ‘iMLS’, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Phone 7 and 8. This App can be freely downloaded from the App Store (Apple), Google Play or Marketplace. You can use the new app to track your child’s reading history and borrowing patterns. To access the iMLS App, input the school postcode, NW32BQ, then select Haverstock.
Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading, will help to support our commitment to improving literacy standards. We hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.