Library (Learning Resource Centre)
The Clare West Library is a learning resource centre for use by all of the Moira House School community. The library is open throughout the school day and at weekends and evening for boarders.
The library provides a quiet study area, with books and periodicals not only relevant to our students’ studies but also to help widen and encourage their general interest and knowledge. Newspapers are delivered daily and computers for internet access, colour printer and networked library management system all help to enhance the girls use of different learning materials.
The library takes part in a number of extra curricular activities. The student librarians meet weekly and are a great help to the librarians, helping to keep the library tidy and processing new books. Moho Bookworms is a fun activity for years 7-10 who have an interest in books and reading. The weekly meetings give girls a chance to share their favourite books and the meetings are always lively and fun and often include a song or two!! Each year at the end of term the Bookworms group visit a local bookshop, where tea, cake and lots of enthusiastic book buying for the library takes place.
For our older students in years 12 & 13 the library runs the Bookchat group, which meets after school once a month. An evening of good food and great conversation is always guaranteed.
Every year the school library participates in the Southern Schools Book Award, enters a team into the Schools Library Service quiz and author event as well as inviting an author into school to speak to our students. In recent years the school library has been delighted to welcome award winning authors including, Kate Cann, Chris Higgins and Cathy Cassidy to the school. World Book day is also a major event on the school library calendar. The day is celebrated by the girls with great enthusiasm, promoting literature and the enjoyment it can bring as well as being a great fun day of dressing up, exciting activities and of course, reading.