Everna™ Primary Reading Modules

Develop Lifelong Readers

Reading for enjoyment is a focus area for the National Literacy Trusts Primary Literacy Guide (2020/21) and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched her Life-changing Libraries project, which highlights the importance of library spaces for primary schools.

Decades of research show a reader for pleasure is more likely to be happier, healthier, to do better at school – all irrespective of background.

In 2019, the National Literacy Trust and Nottingham Trent University found that children using their school or public library were more likely to read for pleasure and had better reading and writing attitudes.

An environment conducive to the exploration of literature is essential. Whether selecting a book to take home, researching a project, or sitting comfortably for story time, library spaces should be welcoming and fit-for-purpose. It is a game changer to have books on display, facing outwards, open, ready to catch the eye of children walking past. Shelves should not be crammed full; less really is more!

Children won’t search through shelves of well-used books unless they really want something – your library should be like a sweet shop with goodies to catch their eye.

WF Education worked with librarians and educators to design modules specifically intended to engage primary school aged children to read for pleasure and improve literacy, giving custodians choice and speed of implementation.

The display and browser elements of the designs encourage younger children to explore new titles and genres, placing books ‘face-up’ in front of them to draw attention. These options are combined with traditional flat shelves to increase book storage capacity.

Our choices of cosy or open dens and comfortable seating instantly attract young people to linger and read.

Some of our modules include eye-catching, age-appropriate graphics to further designate the space, clearly defining the purpose of the zone.

How it works…

  1. Select your module
  2. Choose your colour scheme
  3. Add extra elements
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
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1. Select your module

Cultivating a space in the library that younger children can activate and own sends a strong signal they are valued and welcome.

Choose from our four pre-defined solutions, with options to create spaces with a considered balance of book capacity and browsing opportunities or offer more stock capacity or more presentation shelving in your space.

Each module is different and offers you a specific:

  • Space requirement
  • Book capacity
  • Recommended number of students

Each module has three options:

A – optimise engagement by increasing the number of displays and seating options. It focuses on providing immediate access to teens favourite literature.

B – a balance between presentation and book stock capacity if the space is limited. It optimises the mix between seats, storage and displays.

C – maximises storage capacity for libraries with a smaller footprint and large literature stock (books).

MODULE 1

Limited space? Create a welcoming open corner with a mix of browsing and seating options to encourage reading for pleasure.

*This cost includes delivery to mainland UK destinations and full installation.

**Our from prices do not include extra loose elements, e.g. bean bags, browsers, Claria ™ etc.

A – Maximise presentation

Maximum presentation of book stock, browsing and engagement

Book capacity 180

B – A perfect mix

Mixed browsing and face out display to maximise engagement

Book capacity 561

C – Maximise capacity

Maximum book capacity when space is limited

Book capacity 1098

MODULE 2

Our cosy double-width and single dens are the perfect place to curl up with a book, whilst maintaining excellent sightlines.

*This cost includes delivery to mainland UK destinations and full installation.

**Our from prices do not include extra loose elements, e.g. bean bags, browsers, Claria ™ etc.

A – Maximise presentation

Maximum presentation of book stock, browsing and engagement

Book capacity 180

B – A perfect mix

Mixed browsing and face out display to maximise engagement

Book capacity 561

C – Maximise capacity

Maximum book capacity when space is limited

Book capacity 1281

MODULE 3

Create the ultimate KS2 reading space with plentiful seating in cosy dens, within easy reach of their next reading opportunity.

*This cost includes delivery to mainland UK destinations and full installation.

**Our from prices do not include extra loose elements, e.g. bean bags, browsers, Claria ™ etc.

A – Maximise presentation

Maximum presentation of book stock, browsing and engagement

Book capacity 168

B – A perfect mix

Mixed browsing and face out display to maximise engagement

Book capacity 561

C – Maximise capacity

Maximum book capacity when space is limited

Book capacity 1464

MODULE 4

Looking for the WOW factor? Make a statement with the ultimate activity or storytelling space, encourage creativity and engagement without disturbing other library users.

*This cost includes delivery to mainland UK destinations and full installation.

**Our from prices do not include extra loose elements, e.g. bean bags, browsers, Claria ™ etc.

A – Maximise presentation

Maximum presentation of book stock, browsing and engagement

Book capacity 159

B – A perfect mix

Mixed browsing and face out display to maximise engagement

Book capacity 528

C – Maximise capacity

Maximum book capacity when space is limited

Book capacity 1401

Need help selecting what’s right for your space and book stock?

We have everything you need.

2. Choose your colour scheme

Our carefully curated collection of colours has been selected to compliment most library design schemes with fresh, contemporary combinations, that work in isolation or with your existing decor.

These colour combinations are available on Modules 1 – 4

3. Add extra elements

Select additional elements to complement your selected module arrangement. Choose from squishy bean bags, comfortable and configurable Claria™ and add extra storage with more browser boxes to encourage browsing.

The graphic panels featured on some of our designs can also be chosen here from a selected age-appropriate range.

Claria™

Browser Boxes

Bean Bags

Cushions

Carpet

Graphics

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