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Primary School Service

Your local library provides a wide range of resources and activities which strongly support primary schools in developing children’s literacy, numeracy, creativity and communication skills.

We also have a dedicated Primary Schools Library service which is administered from Library HQ.  

Your partner library branch can be found here.

The Range of Library Services offered to Primary Schools are:

  • Class visits to your library branch
    Your local library will accommodate class visits from your school to the library, arranged locally in advance.
     
  • A teacher’s card made available to every teacher in the school
    Each primary teacher in your school is entitled to receive a teacher’s card, on request, from your library service. The card enables a teacher to borrow items for his/her class.
     
  • A presentation on the library service may be available on request
    We can provide a presentation on the library services on request and at a time agreed with the school principal, as part of in-service training, or at your school to teachers, pupils or parents.
     
  • A range of relevant library resources and services provided to your school
    The services available to your school include the provision of:
    -Reading and curriculum support materials
    -Online learning resources
    -Resource and reference support for school projects in response to teacher requests

     
  • Reading spaces available within your library branch 
    A reading space for children is available in all libraries as well as access to electronic resources.
     
  • Reference and research guidance provided to pupils for their project work
    We can provide reference resources and research assistance to pupils and teachers for school project work.
     
  • Resources for parents to strengthen children’s literacy and numeracy skills 
    Parents can be introduced to the range of library resources and activities available to support their children’s literacy and numeracy skills development
     
  • Library programmes and initiatives ongoing and during school holiday periods 
    We provide ongoing library programmes and initiatives throughout the year, including an annual summer activities’ programme, to support the continuing development of children’s literacy and numeracy skills.
     
  • Local History
    Our local studies department can provide access to a wide range of historical material about your local area, including maps, photographs, documents and information.

Primary School Service

Class novels, literacy resources and other materials are available for primary school teachers to borrow on a block loan basis.

We can deliver books to your school’s nearest branch library.

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Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS)

TTRS is a multisensory, structured, online typing course which assists students to learn at their own pace.

In addition to developing typing skills, TTRS is designed to benefit students of all ages, in particular those who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties. Learners with dyslexia or literacy issues have also found it helpful

Touch-type Read Spell    TTRS can be beneficial for:

  •     learners with Dyspraxia
  •     learners with Dysgraphia
  •     students studying English as a second language
  •     those who wish to upskill and improve their general typing skills
  •     those who wish to improve their literacy skills or those having literacy difficulties
  •     those who wish to improve their memory skills or who are experiencing memory problems

 

How does TTRS work?

TTRS is an online course which can be accessed from school, at home or in the public library.  The course is very user-friendly.  There are many different levels and modules which learners can work through and improve on. On completion of various modules, you can generate Certificates of Completion for your students. In addition to the main TTRS course, there is also a TTRS subjects section. This is only recommended after learners have completed at least 3 levels of the main course. Subjects include maths, grammar and science.

How to get access to TTRS

Licences are offered on a first come-first served basis.  If you would like access to TTRS, please contact our Primary Schools Service at primaryschools@meathcoco.ie  or 046-9097370, giving your full name, email address and School. We will send you a username and password along with the login instructions. For further useful information on TTRS check out their website.

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