Literary Weekend

Librarianstale enjoyed some literary delights in London for a few days, with a literary theme. The British Library History of Magic Exhibition was absolutely amazing. Looking at the background to the magic and folklore found at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.  The exhibition is full of original first drafts from J.K.Rowling herself as well... Continue Reading →


Spooky goings on at the library

Halloween has arrived at Librarianstale causing lots of excitement!   The skeleton umbrella makes an excellent centre piece especially when decorated with a few spooky cut-outs.  The display book shelf adds to the fun with Halloween decorations mingled in with a few suggested reads. All the children want to pay a visit but the lucky few that... Continue Reading →


Here at Librarianstale we try to keep up to date with the latest trends. The latest display in the school hall 'We are reading...' brings together all the wonderful books being shared in the classrooms during this half term.  The children loved giving their opinions so far and choosing the emoji's for the books created... Continue Reading →

New Releases

Another successful week of new releases here at Librarianstale, the children love giving emoji's to there favourite books!

Reading Corners

Librarianstale always encourages each classroom to have a reading corner in their classroom.  This is one such reading corner linked to the topic of World War II.  Also linked to the latest class novel Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. The children are loving the story and they love their time in the Andersen... Continue Reading →

Raid your Reading!

As a school we have been applying the Talk for Writing scheme during Literacy lessons.  It is working really well in all the classes and it's great to see the children telling stories using the actions they have learned. I love the fact the children have the opportunity to learn so many stories throughout the... Continue Reading →

Love your Library

Have started to prepare the library for Love your Library fortnight. The tree has knitted hearts hanging from it which are embellished with phrases; 'love books' 'love your library' 'love reading'.  These hearts along with some heart shaped lights make a striking display in amongst the book shelves.  Many of the books I have chosen... Continue Reading →

New Term, New Competition!

Thought I'd have a focus on non-fiction books but the competition has to be accessible to both infant and junior children.  So I've decided on a 'Where in the World' competition. The children collect a world map from the library which has the continents labelled.  They have to find an interesting or unusual fact about... Continue Reading →


Christmas has arrived in the library. The Christmas tree in the library is much admired due to the book decorations.  There are lots of mini versions of Christmas books and paper decorations made from old book stock.  The children love it! The mid shelving display has a selection of Christmas stock both fiction and non-fiction. ... Continue Reading →

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