Saturday, 30 June 2012

Primary visits

I have three visits planned to local primary schools to talk about the school library, books and reading plus a little bit of blogging.
Last week a colleague and I visited Goosnargh Oliversons year 5 class and had a really exciting time. Within a short space of time pupils were able to take photos, upload them and blog about the activities on the BBEC school blog.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lancs SLA pupil librarian conference

The fifth pupil librarian conference organised by the Lancashire branch of the School Library Association was held at Baines school Poulton, hosted by Anne Woodworth and Liz Lawson.

the winning quiz team
speed dating a book
fishing for a book?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A good time was had by all as 15 members enjoyed a literary walk around Preston, led by Blue Badge guide Mel Dod. He informed us about the history of the Guild as well as indicating places where Charles Dickens had visited and (maybe) written about in Hard Times as the fictious place Coke Town. We also stopped off at the historical Black Horse which has 3 doors opening on to 3 different streets.
At the end we retired to Grey Friars hostelry for a late meal and chat.
Lancs SLA outside the Corn Exchange
Return your overdue library books!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

for pupil librarians

All pupil librarians. Why not have a go at this exercise to see how good you are at shelving.

Copy and paste the url into your browser, then work through the levels - sorting, shelving and re-ordering

thanks to Dr. Vicki Almstrum for permission to use this.

display idea

I visited The National Media Museum in Bradford and saw this idea for a display in the library. It was part of an exhibition where visitors were invited to read a line which would be included in a compilation book.

Friday, 1 June 2012

and the winner is..............

The winner of the Lancashire Book of the year has been announced by the offical judging panel, it is  -
He's After Me by Chris Higgins. Our shadowing group put this in second place.
Our Shadowing group

We chose The Hunting Ground in first place with The Dead in third while the participating schools chose Boys Don't Cry and Shadows on the Moon in second and third respectively.
our top five readers

The award ceremony is on Saturday June 30th at County Hall Preston.