My very first blog, arggggggggggh!!
What is my aim? To share my experiences, highs and lows, of being a School Librarian.
I run a very busy library along with my junior librarians.
I feel that the library environment needs to be vibrant, child friendly and fresh; therefore themed displays with linked competitions are a main feature. The themed displays can help to promote less popular authors as well as unfamiliar non-fiction text. Competitions are held twice termly and all the children are invited to enter. The competitions have a theme with prizes given to all entrants and larger prizes given to the winners. Competitions held so far have included Travel the World (non-fiction based), Come Dine with Me (design a menu for your favourite book character), a Poetry writing competition and making a witch or wizards hat. A particularly popular competition was to ‘make your own monster’ with 8 children, from across the key stages, winning a trip to the cinema to see Monsters University; which they all thoroughly enjoyed. To coincide with the release of ‘Paddington the movie’ and the ‘Paddington Trail’ in London the children were invited to design their own Paddington – the standard was so high 14 children were taken to the cinema, as prize winners, to watch the movie.
I will be sharing pictures of my displays, ideas, successful events etc.
Let’s help every child find a passion for reading!