High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Welcome to our wonderful Library

 ‘One of the very best Primary School libraries I have seen as President of the School Library Association,’ said Kevin Crossley Holland

A warm welcome to the Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School Library!  We offer a nurturing space for pupils to develop their love of reading throughout every stage of primary school.  Our Library is well stocked with thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles, ranging from picture books and early readers to encyclopaedias and the latest children’s novels.  We are open every day for the children to visit at break and lunch time, as well as after school on Mondays.  Each class has a dedicated Library session every week, where pupils can select books to take home.

So far this year…

In September we celebrated Roald Dahl day and then in October National Poetry Day, papering the school with poems to inspire our children.  Most recently we have taken part in World Book Day 2019.  Pupils and teachers shared stories and participated in a creative activity linked to the story, while dressed up as their favourite book characters: everyone looked fantastic!

Mr Harris, our literacy coordinator shared the story of Dusty an unloved and unwanted library book stuck on the top shelf. He set the children their own ‘Dusty Mission’ to become agents seeking out any unread books in our library and sharing these stories with their classmates.

Our re-vamped non-fiction section has been a great success with many fabulous new books that have really enhanced our pupils learning.  Huge thanks to our amazing PTA who funded the project and regularly support the Library.  So far we have added some amazing new titles for the children to read and as the year goes on we will continue to purchase books that spark their imagination!

We have also run several second hand book sales this year and have new bookmarks, rubbers and pencils for the children to purchase.  These sales allow us to raise funds that keep our wonderful Library well stocked and we thank you for your ongoing support.

Keeping us at the heart of the school

Mrs Wood and Mrs Whitehead