Here at ELS, we’re keen readers and we don’t just love books for children- we still read age-appropriate books too! Our Librarian Harriet has some thoughts on the importance of reading to our well-being… Grown-ups, read any good books lately – adult books we mean? Tired, stressed, anxious? Perhaps a few minutes quiet reading could help.… Read More Read any Good Books lately?
Taking place this year between 13th-17th November, Children’s Book Week encourages schools, libraries, parents and children to celebrate books and reading for pleasure in any way possible. Organised by Book Trust, it’s a great opportunity to draw attention to the power and importance of reading. As ever, there’s a great ideas list of what you can get… Read More Children’s Book Week 2017
Half term’s over, the clocks have gone back and we’ve even seen a few new Christmas books arrive in our office…the second half of the Autumn term is truly upon us! While we’re settling into the eight-week run toward the next holidays, you can find our most recent newsletters here which will update you on some… Read More Remember, Remember: here is November!
Norwich Science Festival kicks off tomorrow with a week of science-related events scheduled to take place across the city between 21st- 29th October. There’s something for everyone, with activities aimed at all ages. You can see the full event schedule online here, plus you can find the festival team sharing lots of brilliant content over… Read More Norwich Science Festival!
As Libraries Week comes to an end, it’s been brilliant to see all of the wonderful libraries-related content being shared across various social channels. Whether it’s the tracking the #LibrariesWeek tag on Twitter to see all the wonderful things libraries do across the country, or the news that our favourite, Chris Riddell, has been made… Read More Lovely (Award Winning!) Libraries
9-14th October is Libraries Week, a celebration of the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer and that doesn’t just mean public libraries – oh no! Libraries of all kinds including those in workplaces, universities and of course, schools! The theme this year is ‘discover’, with everyone encouraged to pop along… Read More Discover Libraries
October is over the other side of this weekend, which means it’s only THREE WEEKS until the half-term here in Norfolk! Crikey. If you’re interested in what’s on our minds at the moment, you can find the latest issue of our High Lights newsletter for secondary schools just here. If you’re from a primary phase… Read More New Newsletters
National Poetry Day takes place on September 28th and is an annual celebration in the UK, established in 1994 to inspire people across the country to enjoy, discover and share poems. There’s a theme each year and for 2017, it’s ‘freedom’. If you’re looking to prep ahead of the celebrations next week, the National Poetry day… Read More National Poetry Day 2017
After a long summer resting, our specialist Children’s Mobile Library has been out on its first school visits this week… Over the course of the next term, Tony (our Mobile library assistant) will be visiting schools all over the county, giving pupils the opportunity to choose from our amazing book-stock, titles carefully selected by our… Read More Our Mobile is back on the road!
Norfolk schools are back in session this week and don’t we know it- our phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Wednesday! We’re running full steam ahead here and we’re excited for the autumn term to get into full swing. The September issue of our Book Bites newsletter is now online and can be read here; it’s… Read More Welcome back, Norfolk Schools!