Kingsley School

Woodland Themed Library at Kingsley Primary School

“The whole process was unbelievably easy! I would definitely use BookSpace again.”

Allison Whittaker, Head Teacher

Kingsley Community School, Liverpool

A much-needed borrowing library has been created in an old classroom at Kingsley School.


Headteacher, Alison Whittaker, realised that the school library was trying to be too many things but sadly wasn’t getting children interested in reading so it was time to rethink the space.

BookSpace turned the headteacher’s vision for an open plan library (complete with treehouse) into a reality and they now have a borrowing library which pupils are eager to spend time in.

The challenge

It may be a large school but Kingsley Community doesn’t have a lot of rooms so each room becomes multi-purpose. Over the years the library had become a storage area and not the nurturing, quiet space they dreamed of.

How BookSpace helped

The Deputy Head had previously worked in a school where a BookSpace library had been installed. “My deputy said several years later that their BookSpace library still looked as good as new, so BookSpace were my first choice for a library supplier” says Alison.

“I had always wanted to create a treehouse inside the library and BookSpace turned that vision into reality. The whole process was unbelievably easy. And we really liked the way the plans were presented to us. It wasn’t just an email; we were given fabric swatches and samples of the laminate colours – everything we needed to visualise what our new library would look like.

I’d definitely use BookSpace again – they were brilliant! We finally have a wonderful borrowing library for our children instead of a dumping ground!”

“Think about the types of books you want in your new library. You might want to have a separate area for fiction & non-fiction but think about it in relation to the design.”

Alison Whittaker, Headteacher

Bespoke Woodland Bookcase Design at Kingsley Primary School
Birdhouse Book Display at Kingsley Primary School
Treehouse Reading Corner at Kingsley Primary School
Library Layout at Kingsley Primary School

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