The Scottish Government is allocating £1 million to improve school libraries over
the next three years.
The School Library Improvement Fund is open for education authorities to apply for
funding on behalf of school libraries in their area.
It will fund projects designed to enhance library provision at schools, as part of
a wider approach to improve reading and writing skills and educational attainment.
This could be improvements to the library environment, funding for additional activity
to engage more young people to use the school library or projects that will encourage
wider engagement with the local community.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “We want to know what school librarians,
teachers and education authorities think would work best in their school.
“It is part of a range of new measures to improve and invest in our school libraries
-including new improvement guidance and the development of a new national strategy
for school libraries in Scotland.”