Welcome to Canon Slade Library Website

We hope you will find it a useful resource to support learning. Reading is an essential ingredient to learning and at Canon Slade we want to develop a love for reading with the entire Canon Slade family, students, staff, parents and governors.

We also hope you will use this website to find resources, access our web links for research or explore teenage fiction with our links to author websites and book trailers. Canon Slade Library has approximately 15,000 resources, we have a range of texts which include fiction, information (non-fiction) graphic (graffix) novels, newspapers, magazines, online resources, web links, audio books and DVDs. Students can access any of these during opening times.

In addition to our vast range of texts we have computers and laptops for students to use. We also welcome students to enjoy our library during break and lunch times when students can use a computer, read a book, enter our competitions or join our variety of clubs.

We welcome feedback so please feel free to comment on the content of the site or even call into the library and speak to a member of staff. The library is open Monday to Friday 8.40 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Librarian: Mrs Cairns MCILIP

Library Assistant: Mrs Walkden

Mrs Cairns MCILIP

Mrs Cairns MCILIP

Librarian

Mrs A Walkden

Mrs A Walkden

Library Assistant

Useful Links

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Review Big Book Quiz 2018

A fabulous Big Book Quiz was held at Canon Slade School on Thursday 22nd March. Five schools attended and St. James High School won the competition with Rivington and Blackrod and St. Joseph’s in second and third place. These teams will go through to the...

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Big Book Quiz 2018

Canon Slade will be hosting a round of the Big Book Quiz in the school hall on Thursday 22nd March, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Fourteen teams, consisting of four or five year 7 and 8 students, will be competing in the competition. The schools involved will include our...

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At Canon Slade we promote reading and the love of books every day. It was wonderful that on World Book Day the whole school celebrated in style. This year we had over forty members of staff dressing up as a book character and over one hundred staff wore...

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David Goucher Visit – A Review

It was wonderful to have the author David Goutcher visit Canon Slade School as part of our Book Week on Tuesday 27th February and despite the snow he travelled all the way from Glasgow. Drawing from his experiences, he has created ‘Spy Quest’, an award...

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Author visit – David Goutcher

We are excited to announce that the author David Goutcher will be visiting Canon Slade School on Tuesday 27th February as part of our Book Week. All year 7 and 8 students will listen to David's talk in the chapel during period 2 and 3 respectively. David's...

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Donovan Christopher Visit – Winning Poems 2017

This is the first time that we have celebrated National Poetry Day with a visiting poet. Donovan Christopher aka Rappaman shared his rap poetry with all KS3. His sessions were lively and well received by the students. It is always a treat to have a...

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Review: One

One by Sarah Crossan One is about twins called Grace and Tippi who are conjoined. They are sixteen and are starting at a new school and don't know what the people there would think of them. Then a life changing decision comes up that could change their lives forever....

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Review: Summer’s Dream

The book Summer's Dream is about a girl called Summer and she has a twin sister called Skye. As well, she has two older sisters Cherry (who is Summers stepsister) and Honey. She also has two younger sisters: Skye and Coco. She loves dancing, especially ballet, and...

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Review: The Art of Walt Disney

The Art of Walt Disney is a cool book for everybody to read.  It was fun looking at the old classic characters like Mickey Mouse, Simba, Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, Pluto, Dumbo, Bambi and many more.  Walt Disney did a fantastic job creating Disney and the cartoon...

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