Primary schools at the Library

At Inverclyde Libraries we love when children and colleagues from Primary Schools come to visit us at the library! Whether it’s popping in to borrow books for a class topic or a class visit as part of our Libraries Inspire programme our passion for books and reading ensure libraries offer an informative, inspirational experience for all primary school age children.

Inverclyde libraries holds a wide range of children’s fiction and nonfiction and offers access to PCs and printing to assist with homework.

Libraries Inspire

The Libraries Inspire programme is a series of public library based workshops designed to enhance primary school literacy programmes. It meets all four strands of the Curriculum for Excellence and aims to inspire children to read for pleasure and for them to be inspired by the services available at their local library.

Through a variety of reading and book related games, activities and talks children are encouraged to read more widely, to engage with books and storytelling in innovative ways, to feel comfortable discussing and recommending books and reading and to make use of public library services. Throughout the sessions reading is regarded as a fun activity inspiring children’s confidence, enthusiasm and enjoyment in reading.

Libraries Inspire is designed to offer library visits to each primary level on a rolling programme throughout the year. Invitations will be sent directly to schools.

First Ministers Reading Challenge

Inverclyde Libraries supports the first Ministers Reading Challenge and is happy to incorporate elements of the Challenge into any school Library visit. Please let library staff know at time of booking that you are participating in the First Ministers Reading Challenge.


Schools Membership

Inverclyde Libraries offers school membership cards for all Primary Schools based in Inverclyde.  These entitle individual classes to borrow a maximum of 30 items for up to 6 weeks at a time and are a great way to introduce new books to your children or to borrow a group of titles linked to a specific topic. Application forms can be downloaded via the link on the left and can be returned to your local library. Applications should be completed by the Head Teacher. Please indicate whether you require one membership for the school or would prefer a membership card for each level P1-7.

Community Outreach

If you are promoting reading, literacy or library membership at your school it may be possible for a member of library staff to visit and support you with this activity. Please just get in touch on the number below.


You will find a wide range of additional resources to help promote reading and literacy at your school on the Scottish Book Trusts website; you’ll find a link on the left.



 For further information on our services for Primary Schools or to arrange a visit please pop into your local library or contact 01475 712330.