In line with our campaign to get more people reading, we are pleased that around 56 libraries in and around Norfolk are proudly displaying our ‘Keep calm and carry on reading’ posters.
If you spot one in your local library feel free to get in touch and let us know where you spotted it; or send in a snap!
If you would like a free poster for your workplace or home – please use the form below and we’ll happily send one to you free of charge.
Listed below are some of the services Norfolk libraries provide for home-educators:
Norfolk libraries have introduced a ‘Home Educators’ card, this entitles you to borrow up to 20 items, including up to 12 junior non-fiction books and two magazines for three weeks (28 days for mobile libraries).
Norfolk School Library Service are offering a subscription service for Home Educating families. The charge is £70 per year, and can be started at any time. The service is a box of 24 books and other related resources to support learning and study suitable for children of all abilities up to approximately 11 years old, which can be swapped once during every term or three times a year. The resources would cost around £700, so the service represents excellent value for money.
Families can select books and resources or have them selected for them, with boxes collected from the SLS base at County Hall or delivered to the local library or mobile, and returned that way also. Families can have the box for each child, between all children in the family, or share the box with families they want to co-ordinate with as a ‘consortium’, with the understanding that one person is the lead. There is a straightforward agreement to sign which makes it clear there are no charges for damaged books, but if books are lost or not returned there are replacement charges that the lead is responsible for (the cost of the book -20%).
You can see at a glance all kinds of events and promotions on the library service webpages at www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries.
Visit your local library or talk to your mobile library driver to get a ‘Home Educator’ library card. Email Norfolk School Library Service at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or be added to the newsletter circulation list.
Useful links for home-educators:
Norfolk Tutors – Making the decision to Home-school
Norfolk Tutors – External Examination Centres
Norfolk Tutors – Home-school tutors
Norfolk Tutors – SEND
Norfolk County Council – Services to home educators
Norfolk County Council – Contacts for home educators
If you wish to enquire about using a home-school tutor, or extra tuition for exam preparation; free free to get in touch via our Find a Tutor enquiry form or call 0800 862 0603.