As you may have seen last week, our book advent has returned for a fifth(!) year and as usual, we’ll be counting down the weeks to Christmas using our university challenge topic of choice: BOOKS! Last Monday, our library assistant Zoë shared four books she’d like to receive this holiday season and this week, our manager… Read More Book Advent: Week 2!
We don’t want you to get too excited, but we’ve heard a vicious rumour that next week, our annual festive countdown may be returning… We can neither confirm or deny this, though what we will say is KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED for what may or may not appear on this blog sometime next week…. *looks shifty*… Read More December is Coming…
This week, some of our ELS team attended the Virtual School for Children in Care conference and had some interesting conversations with teachers. Here is a sample of the books we took along and displayed on our stand, which we shared with the public libraries: In My Heart by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey A… Read More Stories About Feelings
This coming Sunday, 11th November, marks the First World War centenary: 100 years since the end of the Great War. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve shared a few recommendations of titles you could share with your young people to facilitate discussion about the Armistice. All of the listed titles are available to borrow from us-… Read More Books about the First World War
At the end of September, the National Literacy Trust published a report on the links between reading and mental well-being (Mental Wellbeing, Reading and Writing). We were inspired, so below are a few recommendations of recent titles which particularly connect with mental health: Stardust by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Briony May Smith A beautifully illustrated picture… Read More Reading & Wellbeing
Well, we’re six weeks into the new school year and half term is upon us already- not that this warm weather weather has us feeling particularly autumnal…! We often get requests from schools and teachers after particular types of books for all kinds of readers; recently, our librarian Harriet was asked for a flurry of… Read More Books for your Year 3s & 4s!
The end of next week sees the start of Norwich Science Festival, a nine-day celebration of all things science. Based at The Forum and with events happening across the city, the festival seeks to inspire with its exhibitions, shows and hands-on STEM activities for attendees of all ages- young and old! You can see the… Read More Norwich Science Festival 2018
Well, you can tell we’re truly in back to school mode: so busy, that we accidentally skip a week on the blog front- whoops! Below are a few extra Friday Reads from our team Don’t forget: you can find our archive of recommendations- including our other Friday Reads– just here. Apryl: Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell,… Read More Recommended Reads!
The UN International Day of Peace takes place on 21st September, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year’s theme is ‘The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70’ and below are a few recent additions to our stock which could… Read More Peace Day 2018
This week, schools across Norfolk said goodbye to the summer holidays and hello to a brand new academic year. While many enjoyed a 6-week sunshine-filled break, our team have been keeping busy in the office, working hard to assemble project boxes for use this term and adding to our stock lots of new and exciting… Read More Back to School 2018!