There is an opportunity for students to choose a new book series, meet some furry creatures at the Small Animals Club and win a prize before the December holiday.
Library events to celebrate Book Week Scotland in November include the launch of a bibliotherapy video and a free book giveaway. During this month, we will start judging this year’s best science books for children and young people.
Before the mid-term break, students can participate in a quiz about banned books, submit their Green Pencil Award creative writing entries, and discover the lucky names of the giveaway winners.
During September, S1 – S3 students are invited to take part in this year’s environmentally themed creative writing competition: Green Pencil Award 2023. We are also launching ‘Escape Connect Relate’, our new lunchtime reading for wellbeing club to support our mental health.
In June, we are taking part in a documentary film about libraries, discussing how we can improve our library collection, and the Carnegie book winners are announced.
Throughout May, the Carnegie Club review a shortlist of nominated children’s books and other events focus on mental health and wellbeing.
During the Easter break, the Library will open as a quiet study space for senior students. After the holiday, the Library will continue to provide a place for students to pray at lunchtime throughout Ramadan.
During March, the Creators Club is making zines, the lunchtime reading club shadow the Carnegie Book Awards, and all students will receive a digital book token to celebrate World Book Day.
The Library is supporting Children’s Mental Health Week and celebrating LGBT History Month during February. The Creators Club will finish making a mindfulness colourful jigsaw for display, and our bibliotherapy ambassadors will film a video to explain the range of library resources available to support health and wellbeing.
In January, the weekly book club will feature competitions, the winner of the manga book collection vote is revealed, and the science book group will complete their judging duties with filming a book review video.
In December, students will have opportunities to enter competitions, find out which Manga collection won the token vote count, and ‘The Tynie Scientists’ will make a video to reveal their favourite science book of the year.
Library activities in November include judging the best 2022 science books for children, meeting some ‘Cool Creatures’ during an animal handling session and Book Week Scotland celebrations.
October’s events include a celebration of Black History Month with a focus on fiction from writers of colour and a virtual author event.
September’s calendar highlights lunchtime and after school clubs, the start of an environmentally themed creative writing competition and a date to vote for a new Manga book series.
April’s events include an opportunity for S4-S6 students to access the library as a quiet study space for exam revision as part of this year’s Easter School Programme.