Norwich is well-known for being a literary hotspot, so it’s not unusual for writerly types to make appearances at venues across the city- and sometimes we’re fortunate enough to be there to hear them talk about their books! A few weeks ago one of our Library Assistants, Zoë, popped along to our local Waterstones to… Read More Anthony Horowitz visits Norwich
Here at Norfolk SLS. we were lucky to have code cracking author H.L Dennis visiting us for two whole days at the end of June, a brilliant author who was returning to the county for the second time this year (she appeared at our Conference in March!). Helen even brought along her daughter Meggie who we discovered was the illustrator… Read More Secret Breakers in Norfolk!
It’s been a busy few weeks for us with projects flying in and out of the SLS office. One of our SLS Librarians, Harriet, found time to meet not one but TWO brilliant authors in the 7 days, as she tells us below… Meeting two fantastic authors in one week – how good is that?!… Read More Meeting Authors!
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while may remember that last year, we held a picture book-themed party to celebrate Peters Book of the Year prize. The afternoon we spent at Cliff Park Infants School was SO much fun that we decided to do it again this year, with a… Read More Our Peters Picture Book Party 2015!
We at SLS are so impressed- and are as shamelessly proud as if we’d won the award ourselves- for Steve Parker, local author of more than 300 non-fiction books, who has won a most prestigious award: the British Medical Association Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science (phew!) with his book ‘Kill… Read More Wow, what a star!
In 7 days time, much excitement will be felt in schools across Norfolk as the summer holidays finally arrive. This revelation has caused us to pose two questions: 1) just where on earth has 2014 gone and 2) what will everyone be reading over the Summer? The Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 officially launched last weekend and many… Read More Summer Reading Challenge, Rollesby Recap, and our Wednesday Reads!
As you may know (because we have mentioned it before, many times!) here at the School Library Service we’ve been working with some brilliant Authors, getting them out and about and into schools across Norfolk. These visits have been proving very successful and we’re pleased to be facilitating such brilliant events! One author we’ve been working… Read More ‘Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?’ – a guest post from Susannah Leigh
With only a few days until Norfolk Schools take their half-term break, we’re looking toward the rest of the Summer with the publication of our SEN Rights newsletter aimed at SENCOs and Specialist Schools but obviously to be enjoyed by all! You can read the latest edition (Summer 2014) here and our archive of past… Read More A pre-half term newsletter and what we’re reading this Wednesday
As we may have mentioned several times over the last few months, we’ve been coordinating LOTS AND LOTS of Author visits in schools across the county. As part of this work, we appointed an Author in Residence, writer and illustrator Dee Shulman, author of over 50 books including the popular ‘Polly Price’s Diary’ series and the… Read More ‘What am I doing here?’- A guest post from Dee Shulman
The past five days will now be known as ‘the busiest week EVER, or at least the busiest week since the last time we claimed we were having an especially busy time.’ The madness began on Monday when two of team were at a training session coordinated by the Eastern Committee of the Youth Libraries Group (YLG). Entitled ‘Living Legends’,… Read More A conference, a training day, an Author in residence and a Peters party!