Reading for Pleasure · Ways to Inspire Reading

15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

Working in a library I often get asked not only for recommendations for books for children but also for ways to encourage reluctant readers. A fun way to get children into reading is with book related apps, some can be used for learning to read and others which link to a well known series and… Continue reading 15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

Work Experience

Learning about the inner workings of the Schools’ Library Service during my works experience week.

For my work experience week, I chose the Schools’ Library Service (SLS) since I wanted to know more about how it works, and working as a librarian is something that I am open to doing as a job later in life.   On Monday, Becky (Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions)) took me on a tour of… Continue reading Learning about the inner workings of the Schools’ Library Service during my works experience week.

Alternative Teaching Methods · Breakout

Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High

One of our roles as librarians who support teaching and learning, is to find new and innovative ideas to help teachers and students use and engage with resources within a school library. Over this past school year, we have started to use Breakout, a game used to teach students the skills of collaboration, communication and team… Continue reading Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High

Reading for Pleasure · Ways to Inspire Reading

10 steps story template – Guardian reading for pleasure conference 2017

This year’s reading for pleasure conference introduced me to two inspiring authors The First was Candy Gourlay. Her debut novel ‘Tall Story’ won the Crystal Kite Award for Europe. Her second novel ‘Shine’ also won the Crystal Kite Award. She was an energetic and funny speaker and entertained us greatly with her story of her… Continue reading 10 steps story template – Guardian reading for pleasure conference 2017