Encouraging Your Child’s Reading for Pleasure: Our school library catalogue online and introducing ‘Who Next’ and the iMLS App
Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. We want to encourage children 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 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 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 via the school website or directly using the following link: https://U013175.microlibrarian.net
If you have access to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone, then you can also download a new App called ‘iMLS’ to access the library from those devices. The app is available from the App Store and Android Market.
Your child has been issued with a bookmark. On the bookmark there is a barcode number, this number is your child’s username and password for logging into the app. They are both the same. You will also need to input the school postcode – AB16 5QT, in the site tab. Please note, if your child’s username and pass code should be 3 digits and you may need to add zero to the front of any two or three digit number. i.e – 004
A reminder that the school library is open on a Wednesday 3pm – 4pm for children to visit and borrow books.
We hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.