It’s MUSEUM WEEK, an international celebration of all sorts of museums. They may be shut at the moment, but there are loads of ways to find out about museums online, and many have virtual tours. So check out your favourite museums about topics which interest you. (I’m loving Mrs Crocombe’s calm cookery demos from Audley… Read More Museum Week
Well, what a strange week? Like many of you, we now find ourselves safely at home with lots of time on our hands! Our team are still working (albeit from the comfort of our spare room desks or dining room tables), so if you need to get in touch then you can- our emails and… Read More Enjoying Books at Home
Monday 3rd saw the launch of The Reading Agency‘s Reading Well for Children collection, an unveiling which coincided with the start of Children’s Mental Health Week. All of the titles on the booklist were selected by a panel of health professionals (including NHS England and Mind) with additional support and input from children and their… Read More Reading Well for Children
11th- 15th November is Anti-Bullying Week, a country-wide initiative overseen by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, which seeks to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people in and away from school, while also drawing attention to the ways that we can both prevent and respond to instances of bullying. This year’s theme is change starts with… Read More Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Libraries Week is an annual celebration of all things library related and this year (7-12 October), it’s celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world, exploring how libraries engage communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion, as well as supporting health, wellbeing and education and much much more. If… Read More Libraries Week 2019
On 6th June, CILIP and the School Library Association are launching a campaign to get school libraries made an essential part of every Ofsted inspection, with funding for schools to nurture library staff. Ofsted’s own research shows that: “In the most effective primary and secondary schools visited, libraries and well trained specialist librarians had a… Read More Books about Books!
Since 2013, we’ve been counting down the four weeks to Christmas in the best way possible- using books! In that first year, we had our advent book wreath, followed in 2014 and 2015 by our advent book doors. Last year, thanks to our graphic designer friend Liam Drane, we had a very stylish makeover which was very gift tag-tastic indeed;… Read More Our Book Advent Returns!
It seems like a long time ago now, but just before Easter, our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group met for the second time to discuss the books they’d been given to read and share with their pupils throughout the Spring term. As usual, lots of great book-related chat was had and we were really… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion in Norwich- Spring Term
Are you a fan of Tadpole’s Promise? If so you will love this latest picture book from the same brilliant pair, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. I can really say no more; it would give the game away, but this chicken is at least as foolish as its early relation in Chicken Licken (this title… Read More A cautionary tale for every child – and teenager
Every so often we let our wonderful Librarians loose on the county and this week, Mandy visited an infants school to deliver a storytelling session. it was a resounding success and we’ll let her explain why… ‘I had a very busy day at Swaffham Infants this week. It started in the Reading Café where I… Read More The perils of losing crocodiles!