I am excited to inform you of the launch of a new online version of our school library catalogue. The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online, and pupils are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read, and search for new books that they may like to read.
The library catalogue, now searchable online, includes fiction and non-fiction books as well as many thousands of approved websites. You can access the system via the school website at www.stone.kent.sch.uk .
The first time you access the system it may ask you to install Microsoft Silverlight; please allow this to be downloaded and installed onto your computer as the system cannot run without it.
There is also an App called ‘iMLS’, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Phone 7. This App can be freely downloaded by going to your App provider and searching ‘iMLS’.
Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help to support our commitment to improving our pupil’s literacy standards. Your child’s login details for the new system are attached to this letter. You will be able to track their borrowing history, and perhaps help them to choose their next read.
The school is strongly committed to promoting reading for pleasure. Data from the 1970 British Cohort Study provides strong evidence for the link between children who read for pleasure and success in later life.
I hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.
Please click on the link below to access the Micro Library system.