View our entry for World Book Day below. The video was scripted, composed, sung, danced, performed and edited by students.
When are we open?
Before school - 8am-8.30am daily
Break and lunchtime daily
After school – Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays until 4.30pm
Please check the notice board outside the library for any changes due to special events or absences.
Every Elthorne Park High School student is automatically a member of the EPHS Library. Your school ID card is your library card and we look forward to getting to know you over the course of your time at Elthorne.
The library is a central point in our school for all our students’ reading and research needs and is currently located in its temporary home in B Block, just off the main playground, whilst our new library is being built.
What's on offer?
Our library offers a quiet environment for individual reading, research, homework, small group work and whole class learning. Students in Years 7 and 8 have regular opportunities to visit the library during English library lessons once a fortnight.
Reading for pleasure is a key focus for the library at EPHS and we have a wide range of fiction titles to cater for all abilities and interests including children’s, teen and YA fiction, graphic novels and comics and Manga. The library also has a collection of non-fiction, information books to support homework and for general interest. Students can loan up to three books at a time. We also have daily newspapers so you can keep abreast of current affairs and magazines and journals for all interests and to support the curriculum including Physics, Chemistry and Biology Review, National Geographic, Wired, Focus, BBC History and Teen Vogue.
The library has a small number of networked PCs for you to use for homework, presentations or for research projects as well as a printer from which you can print, copy or scan your work using your school ID card.
We also have a stationery shop where students can purchase basic stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and maths equipment.
We run a number of special events throughout the year to promote and encourage reading and literacy in addition to our usual work supporting students and staff, including: Harry Potter Day, World Book Day, author visits, reading events outside school including the Ealing Teen Read and Ealing Readers Award, writing and reading competitions and bookclubs including the Carnegie Medal Shadowing Group.
Each week, we nominate a "Reader of the Week" This is awarded to a student for working hard at their own reading or helping others with their reading or being a good reading role model or library user. Reader of the week winners choose a book prize from a selection available.
If there is anything you need help with, just ask.
Ms Martino, our librarian
Ms Martino graduated from Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern Languages and Political Studies.
She worked abroad teaching English and then pursued a career in marketing and label management in the music industry for 10 years before taking a break to raise a family.
She then retrained as a librarian and qualified with a MSc in Library and Information Science from City University with a particular interest in library spaces.
This is her first job working in a school library and she is passionate about encouraging and supporting reading and research across the whole Elthorne community and helping students access the right resources for their needs. She will do practically anything to extol the merits of reading for pleasure. Not surprisingly, she is a total bookworm and her favourite book is Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. She likes nothing more than hearing and sharing what staff and students are reading.