Library Clubs and Activities
Page last updated at 12:22 PM, 25/11/2011
Successful libraries generate a vibrancy that can help meet the needs of all learners, and encourage imagination, creativity, independent study and personalised learning.
(Improving Libraries for Learners, SLIC, 2009)
Currently two groups hold their meetings in the library; the book club and the craft club. In the past there have also been Manga and Anime clubs and even a robot club! The library is very responsive to pupil initiatives – if you have an idea for a club that doesn’t already exist within the school, and it is appropriate to the library, discuss it with the librarian.
The library also conducts a varied programme of activities - in the past these have included author visits, World Book Day activities, healthy living games, storytelling and even Bollywood Dancing!
In the school library resource centre , children and young people have the opportunity to exercise their entitlement to access information and to develop literacies in a supportive environment. (Improving Libraries for Learners, SLIC, 2009)
Throughout their school career, pupils will visit the library to research almost every subject in the curriculum, so we run a number of programmes to enable them to use the resources effectively. All S1 pupils take part in a Library Induction programme, which introduces them to the skills of locating and selecting fiction and non-fiction books. The third part of the programme is a Murder Mystery, which is a fun opportunity for pupils to try out their library skills. Pupils also learn to find and use information on the internet and strategies for evaluating and presenting information. These research skills are reinforced by work done right across the curriculum.