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Schools’ Library Service Book Week 2017

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

Author Visits · Ways to Inspire Reading

8 (out of 10) Reasons Why We’re Dangerously Excited for David O’Doherty

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

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

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

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

Storytime · Training Courses · Ways to Inspire Reading

“Do you see what I see?”: How to interpret picture books.

“What does the composition of the picture tell you about the characters? How does the use of space make you feel? What does the viewpoint tell you about what’s happening? And why is the dog talking?!” I’ve often sat in front of a class or a book group with a Greenaway shortlisted title in my… Continue reading “Do you see what I see?”: How to interpret picture books.