The school library works best when, the moment you step into the foyer, there are books on display, posters of favourite authors, photo displays of mystery readers or staff, students and members of the community seen reading in unusual places. There are posters of members of the school community digitally transported to their reading world. Mrs Harris is fighting dragons. Mr Johnson is scoring the winner at the Nou Camp. Jack in Y9 is travelling through time while Aisha in Y10 is solving a gruesome murder. There are TV screens with rolling book recommendations. If you like Bond, read Higson, Horowitz or Muchamore. If you like Jackie Wilson, read Hopkins or Cassidy. Everybody is given signposts on her or his reading journey. What’s more, all roads lead to the library.
In a survey conducted of over 1200 US e-reading consumers in late 2012, NextMarket Insights discovered 64% of those who use an Amazon e-reader (non-tablet) as their primary e-reading device use e-book store rankings and reviews as a way to discover new e-books, 17% more than those who use iPads.