Since the Christmas holidays, the library has been a hive of activity with various lunch time clubs, displays and S6 volunteer projects.
January saw the creation of a Robert Burns’ display, paying particular attention to his poem “To a Mouse”. The Re-cycling Craft Club made paper mice from the pages of old books to add to the appeal of the display.
This display was replaced in February with a “Chinese New Year” presentation which enabled staff and pupils to discover which Chinese symbol they had been born under. 2017 is the “Year of the Dog”.
In preparation for “World Book Day” on the 1st March, S6 volunteers organised various competitions –
A visit had also been arranged with Foxbar library for S1 pupils so see round the re-furbished facility and to receive membership cards.
Unfortunately due to the snow days we experienced which forced the closure of the school, “World Book Day” at Gleniffer High could not go ahead.
“Book Week Scotland” started on 27th November and was a week-long festival of reading and books. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Nourish”, how literature can nourish the mind and the body. Cookery, philosophy, health and well-being are obvious examples of subject books which offer “nourishment” of one kind or another. The focus in the school library, however, is on literary nourishment, in particular the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”, a scene from “Alice in Wonderland”. There was a couple of displays to highlight this.
To add some frivolity to the occasion, a “Book face” competition was held and pupils were asked to vote for their favourite picture.
To date there has been an Autumn and Halloween display which proved to be very popular at the recent Primary 7 Parents’ Open Evening. This has now been replaced by a WW1 display which has encouraged many pupils to take out books depicting that era.
My Senior Pupil Volunteers and I are now preparing for Scottish Book Week which starts on 27th November. This is a week-long celebration of books, reading and writing. So far we have come up with the following ideas to promote this –
There are also plans in place for an S1-S3 Library Improvement Committee, World Book Day in March 2017 and a Re-cycling Book Club. Follow the Library Page for more details.
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