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
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
Our Carnegie and Greenaway awards lunch event.
As another Book Week ends it is lovely to see all feedback coming in about the great week everyone has had. You often wonder if the work you put into these events is worth it. Seeing the smile on everyone’s faces and the work being done within schools has been testament to the importance of… Continue reading Schools’ Library Service Book Week 2017
Children’s book author and capricious comedian David O’Doherty will soon be making his way to Guernsey as part of a tour to celebrate the release of his latest book Doctor Noel Zone presents Danger Really is Everywhere. On Thursday 6th October, Year 6 and Year 7 students have been invited to attend a session with… Continue reading 8 (out of 10) Reasons Why We’re Dangerously Excited for David O’Doherty
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
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