Library Services for Schools - Book Bus service

Books fire the imagination....reading for pleasure ensures lifelong literacy skills... 

Our Book Buses come to your door:

  • to deliver brilliant new titles to excite all our readers
  • to encourage reading for pleasure
  • to enable pupils to experience a unique library environment

Choose from 3000 books including fiction, picture books, easy reads, non-fiction - suitable for all reading levels and interests and much more.....

Spring 2018

Fantastic Facts - This term's focus will be on the range of wonderful recreational non - fiction books. Whether it's pets or truck's, dinosaurs or sport, there's something to interest everyone.

Our "Spotlight" will be on poems - we have a great collection of poetry books covering a wide selection of themes from home and around the world.


Last year children from schools across Cumbria visited our Book Buses to choose nearly 70,000 books to read.

Here's what schools are saying about the Book Bus:

"It was fabulous as always!"

"Our children loved visiting the library bus as always. It's a wonderful service."

"Just a quick note to thank you and all the mobile library staff for their continuing work which is enabling all our children to love books and reading; our school is one for pupils with severe and profound learning needs and the service provides all of them with the opportunity to explore a library in a way that is hugely meaningful for them. In particular the staff look to provide books on subjects that pupils are interested in and most importantly they remember individual pupils and what they are individually interested in too. The service and all the staff are making not only a difference to reading but also to the joy and happiness encountered through reading for all our pupils - Thanks again." Kris Williams, James Rennie School

"Can I also send huge thanks to the library assistant who visited us recently with the library van. The children had a brilliant morning and loved sharing his recommendations."

"..the children loved it!...They are all really excited to read the books they have chosen."

"There was a big cheer when the library van visit was announced in assembly."