The Library is now open for students to take out books. Students may use the library during break, lunch and after school.

The Library is open from 8am until 4pm (Monday to Thursday) and 3.30pm on Fridays.


Tips about borrowing books

  • Please do not borrow books to your friends, because if they do not return them back then you will end up paying for the cost of the books.
  • Do not leave your books unattended in classrooms or anywhere else, the book is your responsibility while it is in your name. If you lose them, then you have to pay for them. Please take care of any books borrowed.
  • If you have water bottles or drinks in your bag then please ensure you keep them well away from all library books. Put them in a separate bag so that no spillage occurs.
  • Keep your books away from your younger brothers and sisters so that no damage occurs inside the book. Always return books in the same condition that it is given to you.
  • If you aren’t good at remembering dates, please make a note in your planner. This will help you to remember to bring them back on time.
If you lose your library books, don’t panic. Try and look for them. Tell the Librarian in case someone has returned it. If you still cannot find the book, an invoice will be sent home to pay for the cost of the book.


The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. (Rachel Anders).

We believe that at Grace Academy Darlaston, Reading is a vital skill in enabling to develop the mind. Reading helps you develop your vocabulary, those who read have a wider imagination and have better writing skills. The more teenagers read the more Information they pick up. You don’t have to see it to believe it.  Reading should be seen as an enjoyable activity.

Want to read, but don’t know which book to choose? Ask the Librarian to help you select a book. 


Costa Children’s Book Award Winner 2020

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant

The winner of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal Winners

Lark by Anthony McGowan

The winner of the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Winners

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

2020 Federation of Children’s Books Group – Children’s Book Awards

D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer

2021 Blue Peter Award Winners:-

A Kind of Spark by Ellie McNicoll

2020 Branford Boase Winner:

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder

2020 YA Book Prize winner:

Meat Market by Juno Dawson