Library Rules

No Eating
No Drinking
No Talking
Or Shouting

No Swearing
No Spitting
No Hopping
Or Skipping

No Smoking
No Smirking
No Pushing
Or Shoving

No Coughing
No Sneezing
No Sniffling
Or Wheezing

No Pets and
No Petting
No Singing
Or Dancing

No Doodling
Or Fooling

And The Last
Golden Rule
No Reading

About the Poem

This is a long poem about all the things you're not allowed to do in a library. It was inspired by the rules that you see in swimming pools which start 'No ducking, No diving' and sound quite like poems, even though they're not.


Down with School


Rhyming poem to recite


28 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Patrick Winstanley

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