School Library

Braes High School Library

Welcome to the Library 2022

School Library

The school library is the hub of the school- it is for everyone! It helps support Curriculum for Excellence for both teachers and pupils, provides teaching space through a suite of computers, houses some careers materials, and provides a welcoming space for everyone. Library staff can help you find a great book to read- either for school work or just to enjoy!

If you'd like to search or browse for a book, or get some ideas on what to read next, click here to access and search the library catalogue:

Library Twitter

School Library

The Library is staffed by Moira Paton MA.(Hons) MCLIP and is open from Tuesday to Friday.

Ms Paton's hours are:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.45am to 1.45pm
Thursday 8am to 4pm (closed at lunchtime)
Fridays 8am to 3pm (closed for lunch during p5).

The Library is open for students outwith class time. Students can drop in before and after school on Thursdays and Fridays, and we have lunch clubs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays that students need to sign up to in advance to attend, more info below in the Clubs section. Also, S1-3 pupils should have a pass if using the library at break or lunch - it is a digital pass that thay can get from Ms Paton

During class time we are open for S6 study and S1 to S3 now come to the Library every week as part of their Literacy timetable. This is a time where students can borrow books and we focus on reader development and critical literacy skills.

Feel free to get in touch with Ms Paton if you have any library related questions, tag her on teams or email her here

What can I do in the Library?

• Read! Books, Large Print books, Books in other languages- including Manderin and Polish.

• Listen! MP3 Audio Books

• Use computers! Do your homework, research, find jobs.

• Join a club! 4 different Book clubs to choose from.

• Chill! Get away from the hustle and bustle of school...

• Learn research skills.

• Hear a story -or several!

School Library


You have you very own study zone in the library! This includes some careers materials.

School Library
School Library

Amani Space:

The Amani Space (means 'Peace' in Kiswahili) is a place where you can chill. You can read a book, or listen to an audio book, colour some colouring sheets or generally relax on the cushions.

Pupil Librarians/ Padawans.

School Library

We have a range of S1-6 pupil librarians who help us in the library. They help keep the library tidy, create displays and help with new books. This is a great opportunity for pupils of all ages to take on a leadership role within school- as well as have some fun!

We have 4 Senior Student Librarians - (Ellie is missing!).

All student librarians also create the termly library newsletter:

The Bibliosaurus

School Library

Library Events

Red (Read, Enjoy and Debate) Book Awards

Every year a group from S2 takes part in Falkirk Council's very own Red Book Awards. Pupils Read, Enjoy and Debate a shortlist of 4 books. They then vote for their favourite title, meet the authors, and take part in the award ceremony at Falkirk Town Hall in May.

This year we aim to have a special Red Book Awards book club, in the library every Wednesday lunchtime, and an S2 English class will also be selected to shadow the awards too: they will read the shortlisted books, take part in the competitions to redesign a front cover, rewrite an ending and create a digital creative interpretation of the book...and vote for their favourite.

The winner of the 2022 Award was Elle McNicoll with A KInd Of Spark!

And the shortlist for 2023 will be announced soon...

School Library
School Library
School Library
School Library

Library Lunchtime clubs

School Library

This is our RED Awards 2022 creative digital interpretation entry for 'A Kind Of Spark by Elle McNicoll'

School Library
School Library