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How to make your school library more ‘fun’ for students?


In the 21st Century, libraries are no longer a place solely for quiet learning. Libraries have now transformed into a lively environment where students can enjoy fun activities, complete their schoolwork, and hang out with their peers.

So, without further ado, here are a few tips on how to make our school library more fun for students:

Book Wish List

Let your students explore the library at their leisure. While they are browsing, have them fill out a wish list of books they would like to borrow over the term, this will create excitement around reading and will prompt the students to visit the library more often. Students can even do this with their peers as a lunch time activity!

Provide Comfortable Seating

Students may visit the library to spend time with their peers, or to have some quiet time alone reading or studying, so it is important that your library furniture is comfortable. Add some bean bags and other soft lounges around your library and create cosy spaces for students to enjoy.


Host Fun Events

The library is the perfect space to host fun events for students. Consider hosting story-times and arts and craft classes during school lunches, or even before or after school. By doing this, students will associate libraries with fun activities.

Decorate the Library

Decorations, such as posters and student artwork can liven up your library. They add colour and make the library more exciting. Displaying students’ artwork in the library encourages creativity and acknowledges the student’s hard work.

Provide Laptops and Tablets

Nowadays, a lot of research and school tasks happen online. Make sure your library has a sufficient amount of laptops and tablets for students to use at their leisure. Provide access to learning games that students can play with their peers.




At Abax Kingfisher, we are devoted to helping our clients in creating fun and welcoming library spaces. Contact us on 1300 811 054 and talk to us about how we can bring your library vision alive.

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