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The dangers of reading Fiction

Blog post by Angela Platt, Librarian, Ibstock Place School

The term ‘reading for pleasure’ most widely refers to voluntary reading conducted independently.  According to the National Literacy Trust, it is summed as “reading that we do of our own free will, anticipating the satisfaction that we will get from the act of reading. 1,153 more words

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The need for Diverse Books

Everyone should be able to see themselves represented in media: books, television, movies, and advertisements. As a librarian, I feel strongly that children need to be exposed to literature that reflects their own lives. 393 more words

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And it begins

After a mere two weeks of meetings and organizing, school started.  Convocation last Friday… all school photo tomorrow… classes and clubs and athletics and recess and all the other moving parts that go into a school year starting to move forward (note: only 46 class days until Thanksgiving Break, but who’s counting?).   250 more words

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How to introduce your library

Every year I get the same comments from students – Where are the fiction books? How do I know which books the library has? I didn’t know I was supposed to check out the book. 128 more words

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Minor Musings

In December I bought myself a new laptop, and this summer I finally cleared out my old files and programs. Yes, I procrastinate. A lot. Anyway, prior to using Feedbin, I used RSS Owl (which is great, but lives on a machine not in the cloud). 252 more words

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Scottish Parliament Publication - Who Does What?

A very interesting link that may be of interest to Public Librarians and perhaps School Librarians alike.

This leaflet explains the different roles of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament. 7 more words

Book Review: School Libraries and Student Learning

School Libraries and Student Learning: A Guide for School Leaders – Rebecca J. Morris – Harvard Education Press – Published 4 August 2015

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