Reading for Pleasure · Storytime

Top 10 Christmas Picture Books

With our Christmas Story sessions already fully booked we thought we’d share some of our favourite Christmas Picture books. Just as a warning, some of them are very silly! If any local schools would like to order any of the books on the list then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Bradley Bartleby is bad,… Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Picture Books

Librarian conference

Fight the fake, find the facts: 7 superpower searches

Internet Librarian Conference 2017 Ellie Fowkes continues her write up of her conference trip. Mary Ojala: Celebrate your super search powers Mary talked about the 7 search powers that librarians need to equip themselves with. She started off by stating that  ‘our work starts where Google ends’:  anybody can search google, but not everyone searches… Continue reading Fight the fake, find the facts: 7 superpower searches

Librarian conference

Post-Fact landscape: How librarians can help.

The Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference 2017  Continuing our series of blog post, Catherine Stuart writes about her day.  What is the ‘fake news phenomenon’? What are the potential effects of it and who does it affect? How can I as a Teacher/Librarian combat this within my role?  I attended this session to learn more… Continue reading Post-Fact landscape: How librarians can help.

Librarian conference

Internet Librarian Conference 2017: How librarians respond to change.

The Internet Librarian programme conference looked very appealing with a key theme being the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and how it affects libraries and librarians. I also liked the diversity within the programme which was reflected in conference delegates attending from different settings academic, school, government, corporate. I was a day delegate, and was not… Continue reading Internet Librarian Conference 2017: How librarians respond to change.

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