Cornish Library Opens

Cornish Library Opens


The St Leonard’s College community celebrated our new Cornish Library with an official opening event on Monday 8 May.

The Cornish Library is named after the College’s first headmaster, Richard Cornish, and offers an extensive space for students to experience literature at its fullest.

The opening event featured a ribbon cutting by Chair of College Council Nicki Amiel and Madeline Cornish, year 4 student and Richard’s granddaughter. Guests also heard from Dominic Cornish (year 8 student and Richard’s grandson), Head of Library Lydia Holmes, and Principal Stuart Davis.

It was wonderful to have the Cornish family represented by Madeline and Dominic, as well having others from the family in attendance.

We have been thrilled to hear many positive comments about this beautiful, modern and spacious new facility. The Cornish Library encapsulates the idea of a connected community. Located at the heart of the College, the library provides a central place for all students to study and relax. The Cornish Library stocks a variety of excellent periodical books, daily newspapers, non-fiction resources and a growing quality fiction collection, which provides an extension to students’ learning and gives young minds plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in literature.

Since its opening last week, students have already enjoyed using the library: curling up with a book in the Picture Book Nook and making use of the quiet rooms for private study. The Cornish Library has recently extended its opening hours and is now open from 7.30am to 7.00pm on Monday to Thursday, and 7.30am to 4.00pm on Friday to provide a safe and supportive quiet environment for students before and after school.

We look forward to seeing many more current and future students make use of our newest facility to support their learning and further explore their love of literature.