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You may have seen the recent news that we’re preparing for a phased re-opening of our libraries.

We will open Redbridge Central Library on Monday 6 July. Opening hours will be 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back, however, as the risk of transmission of COVID-19 still exists amongst our community, we have made some changes to keep staff and visitors safe. These include strict hygiene measures, limited services and limiting visitor numbers to maintain social distancing.

During the first phase you will only be able to return and borrow pre-ordered books and DVDs. For now we have paused all other services you may have used before lock down. These include, the public computers, WIFI, study areas, printing, photo-copying, general browsing and help with computers (including blue badge applications & school admissions). We will review these services so that they can be offered again as soon as it is safe to do so.

We will re-open our other libraries when we have made them safe and ready. We don’t have a timescale for this at the moment, but we will keep you updated on our plans.

Since lock down, we have seen a huge increase in demand for our online library resources. We encourage you to continue to use these digital resources.

Visit the Vision website, our social media, or look out for further updates via our newsletter.

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To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.

A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.

You can read the story online at

Dear all, I hope you are all well and reading loads! I would really love to see what you have been reading over the last few weeks and it would be great if you could write a book review, please follow the instructions below.


Click on the Junior librarian link below, login with your username e.g. 2343 and password Date of Birth e.g 12032020

(eight digits no spaces). Once you are logged in just click on the book review icon.


If you are need your username please contact Ms Seth via your class teacher.


Free ebook  for KS1  on Space from Booklife


Some weeks ago, a teacher, Mike Forde wrote story to help the kids in his class come to terms with school shutdown. Since then, it’s been read by thousands of families all around the world. Now, he's teamed up with incredible illustrator, Rebecca Sampson, to create this marvellous free storybook!  


Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.

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J K Rowling has opened up a new area on with loads of HP activities


David Walliams is releasing a free children's audio story every day for the next month

'Elevenses' are daily short stories from his best-selling kids' books

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