We’re back after our brief half-term hiatus and we’re ready to enjoy the second half of this spring term- there’s lots to look forward to! While we were away, the longlists for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards were announced; these will be whittled down into shortlists in a few weeks time (16th March)… Read More CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists 2017
Here in Norfolk, we’re officially half-way through the Spring term; time has definitely flown by! Other things that have crept-up on us unexpectedly: the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists, due to be announced next week (Thursday 16th February, to be precise). We don’t like to pick favourites, but the prestigious award is one we always love following;… Read More Hey, It’s Half Term!
It’s FEBRUARY! How did that happen? Farewell January…you went much too fast. A few very important things before we get to this week’s Friday Reads: The Young Norfolk Arts Festival are looking for young people to join their 2017 Communications team. If you know anyone with an interest in learning more about what it takes… Read More News & Reviews & Hello February!
January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, a national event within the UK where people across the country commemorate the victims of past and more recent genocides whilst considering the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. Last year, we recommended some books which address the theme, of which one of our Librarians, Harriet, writes: Although it is now 72… Read More Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
This time last week we were captivated by snow but today if we look at the window, we’re met with bright sun rather than a sprinkling of white- it’s still cold though! The January edition of our High Lights newsletter for secondary schools filled with useful updates is now online and can be found here; you’ll also… Read More Frost-Free Friday!
Did you see the snow? It graced us with its presence for a brief period this morning and we found it to be very distracting; who knew a car park viewed from a window could look so picaresque? Some other things worth your attention now that the snow (in Norwich, at least!) has begun to… Read More (Momentary) Snowmania
…And just like that, we’re back! New year, new academic term, assorted project boxes (and staff!) leaving our office…! Before Christmas we said goodbye to our manager, Kirsten and this week we had a cakey send-off for one of our Team Librarians, Gail. We’ll miss them both and we’re still not sure if we like having… Read More Happy New Year!
We’re two days away from ‘the big day’ and our fourth festive countdown has come to an end for another year. Over the past four weeks, we’ve recommended some brilliant books we think are worth spending some time with and we hope that you at least have the chance to encounter a few of the… Read More A Very Merry ELS-y Christmas!
With only NINE DAYS until the main festive event, our team have recommended another four books for your perusal, bringing our total up to 12. If you’ve missed the first eight titles we’ve shared, where on earth have you been? You can find week one here, week two here, plus our archive of Friday Reads just over here–… Read More Festive Countdown 2016- Week Three!
Books 5-8 in our festive countdown are below; this week there’s an (entirely unintentional!) animal theme, four brilliant books we think are definitely worth exploring. If you missed week one, you can find it here and don’t forget: if you see anything that takes your fancy, you can pop along to your local library OR borrow them directly from us-… Read More Festive Countdown 2016- Week Two!