Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, or a duty. It should be offered as a gift!kate dicamillo
Should any of you be in doubt about the value of children’s books for readers of ALL ages, I would recommend the reading of this little book!
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As with all organisations in the current climate, Dolphin School Library has had to make some vital adjustments and adaptations to cope with the Covid Pandemic. Despite having more structured library times, quarantine for books on return, e-books more prevalent, and author talks and book festivals now all on-line - the enthusiasm of our young readers has not waived… ‘reading for pleasure’ remains central to our Dolphin ethos.
Exciting news this term is the fact that our Library is now accessible for on-line perusal from home. This allows students to check availability of books, read the latest library news, get possible ideas for further reading and write reviews on books they have already read. We hope to get some good feed-back from our young readers!
Great excitement too, for the older year groups, in participating with the Book Trust’s ‘Book Buzz’ scheme. Book Trust is a charitable organisation which encourages reading on a national level and offers, through ‘book finder’, a very comprehensive on-line list of stimulating book titles for children.
We continue to run the Children’s Book Award Scheme which is the only book award whereby the children themselves vote on their favourites. New titles are circulated through the year groups and families are invited to participate as well.
We also continue to work closely with the enthusiastic English & Drama Departments offering exciting in-house challenges and competitions which further engage our students in the glory of words!
Please use the link for access to the on-line Dolphin School library where you can read up on the latest library news. Also included is the Book Trust’s ‘Book Finder’ link - this gives a huge number of ‘good read’ suggestions.
Any queries – please contact us on : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolphin School Library on-line: https://u002449.microlibrarian.net
Book Finder Link: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/
- Henley Festival ‘on-line
- Katherine Rundell Jungle Adventure Competition
- ‘Red Barrow’ Poetry competition
- Black History Week
- Author – Julia Gray ‘i Ada’
Kirsty Harrsion, Librarian
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”