It’s September 1st and the final friday of the holidays here in Norfolk; though we feel as though we’ve been preparing for the start of the autumn term for some weeks now, our team is certainly lamenting the end of the summer break- it has zoomed by! Hopefully, like us, you’ll have used the last… Read More Farewell Summer Holidays!
As you may have seen, we’re resting our usual Friday Reads over the summer while our team are busy working their way through our summer workload (which includes lots of NEW BOOKS!). As an alternative, our Librarian, Harriet, has been putting together a few brief lists of books she thinks are worthy of your attention… Read More Summer Holiday Reads!
It’s week three of the six-week holidays here in Norfolk and even though our county’s schools aren’t in session, we’re keeping busy with our usual summer tasks, the most of important of which is making sure our stock is in tip-top shape for the new term (which is already hurtling towards us at an alarming… Read More Animal Agents!
A few weeks ago, before the end of term came and went, we had a (temporary!) new addition to our team in the form of Ellie, who was with us for a week of work experience. From a high school with which we’ve done lots of work in the past, Ellie was a brilliant asset… Read More A Week at Norfolk ELS…
Crikey! It’s the actual END OF TERM for Norfolk schools today- where on earth has the last academic year gone?! That’s a question we’ve uttered on multiple occasions this week especially as our summer term project boxes arrived back in office; we’ve already begun planning for the September “back to school” project rush- we’re sure… Read More End of Term 2017!
Before the torrential rain descended this week, two of our team popped to Norwich Cathedral to attend the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival, taking place as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival. Now in it’s sixth year, the one-day event is hosted by Norwich School, and is a great way to promote literacy and books by… Read More Norfolk Children’s Book Festival 2017
If you visited our blog this time last week, you’ll have seen our post recapping our morning shadowing this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. One of the best parts of our morning was hearing what pupils from the six schools who joined us had to say about this year’s shortlists. Some even shared reviews-… Read More (Belated) CKG Reviews!
This week, on a very, very hot Monday morning, we made our way to Dereham for our annual CILIP CKG shadowing celebration, this year hosted by Ms Ling from Northgate High School. SIX schools came together to share their thoughts on the books shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; Wymondham High, Litcham… Read More CKG Day 2017!
Can you believe it’s only THREE DAYS until the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are revealed? Since the initial nomination list was announced back in October, we’ve been following the process from longlist to shortlist and we can’t wait to finally see which books come out on top. If you need… Read More Countdown to Carnegie…
Last summer, we wrote about the inaugural Write On Norfolk competition and we’re pleased to say, it’s back for a second year- and entries are now open! The 2017 competition launched this week and we’re very excited to see what Norfolk’s young writers have to say about our county. Children aged 5-13 are being encouraged… Read More Write On Norfolk 2017