Ann Bryant · Class Visit · Study Skills

In 2016-17, let books really take you places…

Calling all teachers!    

If you are looking for extra ideas for class activities this upcoming term, then we hope this run-down of all things literary might give you a helping hand.

Class Visits to the Guille-Allès Library

Last term we had some great sessions with classes who paid us a visit to learn more about the Guille-Allès Library.  From the Olympics to all things under the sea, students had the chance to learn more about their project themes with an introduction to finding non-fiction resources in the Children’s Library.  For a more detailed description of these sessions, please read our blog from last term.

If you have a particular subject that your class will be looking at this term and would like to visit us for a similar session, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to book in a time.  We would love to have you!

Project Loans

Your pre-ordered project loans should have found their way to your school on either Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th September.  We understand that sometimes topics/themes change throughout the year, so if you’ve received a project loan box that you no longer need, please do not worry!  If there is instead another topic about which you would like a project loan, please just return your box to us and then either email us with your request(s) or give us a call at the SLS office.

For even more resources, be sure to check out those available from our website.  From the Students panel, you can then go into your specific school and access some great (and totally free) resources such as DKfindout! and Britannica.  Students and teachers may also find a link to their online school catalogue on Junior Librarian.


The following activities are all ways in which your class and colleagues can get involved with the library this Autumn Term.  For more information about each event, have a look at our website which will be updated over the upcoming months with events happening later in the year.

CPD Sessions

SLS staff will be offering the following Continued Professional Development (CPD) sessions throughout the term:

Spotting Plagiarism – Preventing Academic Crime!  – Monday 26th September

Using Online Resources to Enhance Learning in Primary Schools – Thursday 13th October

Integrating On-line Resources into Successful Classroom Enquiry – Secondary Schools – Friday 14th October

Further information about any of these courses can be found in the EDC Diary. If you would like to book a place, please contact Elizabeth Hutchinson –

Visit from author Ann Bryant – Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th September

We are delighted that Guernsey’s Patron of Reading, author Ann Bryant will be coming to visit us again in the new school year.  During her visit, Ann has scheduled in a trip to Alderney as well as visits to students at Castel Primary and La Mare De Carteret Primary schools.

For further information about the sessions Ann can offer, check out our blog.  Spaces are limited, however if you would like to book in a session for Ann’s next visit, then please get in touch with us for further information.

TLR Meeting – Monday 7th November

A meeting will be held for all primary school teachers with library responsibility (TLRs) on Monday 7th November in the Rowswell Room (in the Guille-Allès Library, just outside entrance to SLS office) from 1:30-3:00pm.  Come along to find out more about how SLS can offer tools and resources for your class or school.

Non-Fiction November – Thursday 24th November

The whole month of November is annually dedicated to the celebration of non-fiction books.  Every year, the Special Libraries Association (SLA) nominate non-fiction books for the SLS Information Book Award.  On Thursday 24th November, SLS will be hosting an event whereby groups of children will discuss the nominated books before voting for our own, and then revealing the actual winner.

More information about this event will be available nearer the time, however if you are interested in participating then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Christmas Stories – Monday 28th November to Friday 9th December

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas again!  Every year SLS host festive story & activity sessions at the library, to celebrate during the run up to the winter holidays.  You may wish to not think about Christmas for a little while yet, however bookings are indeed open so please give us a call if you would like to get in early!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please just get in touch, and we hope to see you in the new term!


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