The trustees are in the process of submitting another application for funding towards a new library building for the Aquinoe Learning Centre. In the last year, a large number of books have been provided for the school and these need to be housed in a decent-sized building, erected for the purpose.
The present library is an old classroom, which was built with flimsy materials and is far too small. The vision is to provide a base where, not only the books can be stored, but the pupils and staff can read books, articles and newspapers, and research can be carried out.
During the trustees’ visit in May 2010, the books were labelled, according to a simplified Dewey classification. A lending system was also set up with equipment largely provided from libraries in the UK, who no longer use a manual system.
Advice about classification and lending was kindly provided by some U.K. libraries and librarians. The trustees would like to thank:
- Kent County Library Service
- Marilyn Gordon at Crieff Library
- Melanie Machin at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
- Katherine Macleod at Breadalbane Academy,
- Colin Sleath – retired librarian