Great news! I've been offered the chance to 'take over' my school's library for the forseeable future, and I'm really excited to do so. We don't have a school librarian, although the library is up and running with the facilities in use to check out books onto individual student library cards. One of the teaching assistants helps with the running/sorting of the library and is available at the beginning of every lunchtime for children who want to check out books.
I teach in a primary school, which is for children aged 4 - 11, and my class are all currently seven years old. Each class has an allocated half hour slot in the library each week, which is used for taking out new books and also for storytime. The library is small, but it is inviting with comforting chairs etc.
I'm hoping to be able to set up some kind of book group/after school reading club, but wondered if any of you book-loving people had any other ideas to inspire children to love reading? I teach in a socially disadvantaged area and most families don't prioritise reading at home, so anything I can do at school with the library to help children enjoy reading would be fantastic. All ideas welcome :)