New Book Releases · Reading for Pleasure · Storytime

New Book Releases – August 2016

This post will keep you up to date with new titles coming out and will be divided into categories of Picture books, Children’s books and Young Adult Books. Please comment and let us know if they were worth waiting for or if there are any other books we should be getting excited about! Click here… Continue reading New Book Releases – August 2016

Alternative Teaching Aids · Alternative Teaching Methods · Google Hangout · Ways to Inspire Reading

4 ways we used technology to enhance our library programmes

Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey, as with many library services across the world, are always looking at how we can use innovative ideas to enhance schools library use. Over the years we have tried many things and want to share some of the activities that worked best for us. Google Hangouts Book groups and book… Continue reading 4 ways we used technology to enhance our library programmes

New Book Releases · Reading for Pleasure · Storytime

New Book Releases – July 2016

This post will keep you up to date with new titles coming out and will be divided into categories of Picture books, Children’s books and Young Adult Books. Please comment and let us know if they were worth waiting for or if there are any other books we should be getting excited about! Click here… Continue reading New Book Releases – July 2016

Reading for Pleasure · School Libraries · Ways to Inspire Reading

St Anne’s School – Developing our library as a space pupils choose to learn

Our guest blogger this week is Martin Winward, Headteacher of St Anne’s school in Alderney. We were working with St Annes recently, helping them to update their school library. Here is his blog about how it all went.  St. Anne’s is working closely with Elizabeth Hutchinson, Head of Schools’ Library Service to develop a phased approach… Continue reading St Anne’s School – Developing our library as a space pupils choose to learn

Class Visit · Storytime · Ways to Inspire Reading · Work Experience

My work experience at SLS and why it surpassed my expectations

I chose the Schools’ Library Service for my work experience week as I was thinking of becoming either a librarian or a primary teacher, and I thought that the SLS would offer experience in both of those fields. For brevity’s sake I will be relating the highlights of my week with the SLS (although it… Continue reading My work experience at SLS and why it surpassed my expectations

Class Visit · Storytime · Study Skills

A Class Visit With a Difference …

On Wednesday morning, St Mary & St Michael’s Year 1 class paid a visit to the Guille-Allès Library.  Having been learning about all things Under the Sea, the children came in to find out how they can use the library to research and find out information on this subject. Here at SLS we love having… Continue reading A Class Visit With a Difference …

Greenaway Shortlist 2016 · Reading for Pleasure · Storytime · Ways to Inspire Reading

Greenaway Award Shadowing -Tips and Advice

A school librarians’ guide on how to cope with intimidating silences, fidgeting audiences, and reading a book aloud when it’s wordless… I’ve been shadowing the Greenaway award for a few years now, and every time it’s a different experience. So much depends on the titles, and the children you’re working with. Is it a small… Continue reading Greenaway Award Shadowing -Tips and Advice