The Library is situated on the first floor of the Maths/Science/English block.
Usual Library opening times below:
The Library is open to everyone at break and lunch as well as before and after school for homework and revision on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
These are some of our Ambassadors who range from Years 7-11. At the moment, we have around 20 Ambassadors who were picked due to their high interest in the school library and their love of reading.
Their roles include:
Written by Tyler B on Year 8 Work Experience in The Library.
St Helens is buzzing with local libraries and has some fantastic resources and fun events on throughout the year.
From BorrowBox to magazines from Libby App to Cultural Hubs to Shelf Help, as well as BASH and BLUSH, find out more about what you can gain access to all for FREE by following them on Twitter and Instagram.
Grab a temporary library card here. The library card number can then be used to register for the local libraries' online services, including online eBooks and Audiobooks and online magazines and comics.
Click here to take a look at the St Helens Library Services Catalogue of all their books on offer.
As part of St Helens Schools Library Service’s BASH (Book Awards St Helens) - an annual reading for pleasure scheme where children and young people are encouraged to read the latest, modern and enticing fiction written specially for them, over the last few months our students have been busy taking part in library workshops to agree on which book should be crowned number one from a short-list of nominations in the 11+ category.
Special guest for the 11+ event was Manchester author Martin Griffin who delivered a masterclass in how to start to write your own story – as well as some very clever tips and tricks.
Martin - who specialises in sci-fi and fantasy adventures for young readers -declared ‘EverNight’ by Ross Mackenzie as the winner.
Congratulating students for their efforts this year, Councillor Sue Murphy, Mayor of St Helens Borough, said: “It’s wonderful to see so many young people from the borough get involved in BASH to share their valued opinions on books, and I’d like to thank them for their important input.
"Reading is such a wonderful gift which has the ability to spark creativity and broaden learning and St Helens Library Service is committed through a number of initiatives like this to ensure young people have the opportunity to keep on reading.”
Book Awards St Helens (BASH) is the annual book award scheme run by St Helens Schools Library Service, where children and young people are encouraged to read modern and enticing fiction, written specially for them.
Through a series of library-based workshops, and by debate and critical appreciation, the students vote for their favourite book and choose a winner.
Each year there is a special BASH celebration event at a library, when the winning title is announced by a prominent children’s author.
St Cuthbert's Library Ambassadors have taken part in two years of BASH now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to meet some of their favourite authors and help them develop a love of reading.
This year's event will be on Wednesday 22nd March at Chester Lane Library. The author attending the award celebration this year is Curtis Jobling.
Check out our Books of the Month here, they are always linked to a specific theme.
Everyone Reading In Class (ERIC) Time takes place in afternoon registration once a week for different year groups. Form groups spend time reading a novel together, with their Form Tutor.
The books have been chosen to take our young people to interesting places, where they will meet new characters and experience new things!
Students can grab a copy of their year's book from The Library.