Bexleyheath Academy is very fortunate to have two well equipped libraries; The Lower Academy Library and Upper Academy Library are managed and run by Mrs D Eldridge and Mrs S Aitchison.
Year 7, 8 and 9 students have access to the Lower Academy Library and Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form have access to the Upper Academy Library. Both libraries are completely computerised with a wide range of resources, including books, newspapers, magazines and computers. The Upper Academy Library also includes the academy's careers library as well as a selection of books for teachers. Both libraries provide a peaceful and calm atmosphere, where pupils can study without distraction.
Monday to Friday:
8.00 am - 8.25 am
1.30 pm - 2.10 pm
3.15 pm - 4.00 pm
Most Popular Book
Without doubt the most popular book in both libraries is ‘Twilight’, by Stephenie Meyer. This book has been in continuous demand by all year groups including members of staff. Stephenie Meyer has managed to delve into the imaginations of her readers with this captivating story.
“When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.
With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerising voice and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
What Bella doesn’t realize is that the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And it might be too late to turn back. Deeply seductive and irresistibly compelling, Twilight is an extraordinary love story that will stay with you long after you have turned the final page”.
Recommended Reading in the Lower Academy Library
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
“Percy Jackson has always been different from other kids. He's dyslexic and suffers from ADHD, and is always getting into trouble. He's been expelled several times, and the only thing that holds his interest is Greek mythology.
We soon learn that Percy has close ties with Mount Olympus, and when monsters from mythology start popping up looking for his blood, he ends up at a very special school for kids like himself, where he starts to put things together to find out who he really is.
Before he knows it, he's off on a quest with his two friends, Grover and Annabeth, to recover a powerful lightning bolt, property of Zeus, which has been stolen, supposedly by Percy himself. Zeus, Poseidon and Hades are having a little disagreement about the theft of the said lightning bolt, and unless Percy can retrieve it and return it in time, the resulting fallout will have earth-shattering consequences”.
Recommended Reading in the Upper Academy Library
House of Night Series
“House of Night is a thrilling, bestselling book series that follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird as she is “Marked” by a vampire tracker and begins to undergo the “Change” into an actual vampire. She has to leave her family in Broken Arrow and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledgling vampires like her.
It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been ‘Marked’ as special by the vampire Goddess, Nyx. Although Zoey has awesome new powers, it’s hard to fit in when everyone knows you’re “special.” As Zoey tries to make new friends and maybe find a hot boyfriend (or two), she comes up against all kinds of evil, from the perfect-looking, super-popular girl with not-so-faultless plans, to the mysterious deaths happening at the House of Night and all over Tulsa. Things at the House of Night are not always what they seem. Can Zoey find the courage deep within herself to find the truth and embrace her destiny?”