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#Library5 2020 Day 2

We know that libraries play an essential role in supporting young people. That may be public libraries offering Bookbug events and encouraging reading from a young age, school libraries supplying books and providing information literacy classes, health librarians supporting evidence-based health care for young people, and FE and HE libraries supporting learning through offering resources and research support. For the second day of #Library5, we wanted libraries to highlight some of these excellent services and we loved what was shared this day! Check out some of the Tweets below to learn about how libraries support young people:

  • Aberdeen Grammar School offers loads of excellent services for young people. The librarian works collaboratively with pupils to make sure the library offers the books and activities they want to see
  • South Ayrshire Libraries highlight how vital libraries have been in keeping young people connected to books and reading. This Tweet outlines what they have on offer
  • School libraries don’t just offer books to young people. St George’s School Library reminds us that they are also safe spaces offering access to computers, help with research, multiple clubs, and lessons on information literacy
  • West Dunbartonshire Libraries shared what they have been doing to ensure young people can still access valuable services while the library was shut during lockdown. The quote really demonstrates how important library services are to their communities
  • Chris Wilson, E-Services Librarian at CultureNL, highlighted the Storytelling Facebook Group that has been running during lockdown. Chris has been posting regular story videos here for young people!
  • Preston Lodge Library shared how they encourage young people to ask questions and broaden their awareness of important topics
  • Check out how Keith Grammar School Library has been working with ASN pupils
  • We really loved this activity run at Taylor High Library to teach young people all about using positive adjectives to describe themselves
  • NHSGGC Libraries shared that they have resources available to help healthcare saff deliver evidence-based case to young people (even very young people!) as well as their obstetrics and gynaecology handbook app which is available to all NHSGGC staff
  • North Ayrshire offers a dedicated Childern’s Library with plenty of resources and activities available for young people. They also shared a picture from their Kids in Stitches Knitting Group, highlighting the breadth of services libraries offer
  • Alloa Academy Library highlithed their numerous services for young people including click & collect for books, homework help and information on health and wellbeing
  • Glasgow Libraries shared a book that young people might like. Young people can borrow books from their public library via BorrowBox
  • Elgin Academy Library encourages pupils to read and does excellent work to build a reading culture in the school for example by running paired reading
  • Bellshill Academy Library outline the ways they encourage young people in their personal reading
  • Shetland Library highlights how Scottish Book Trust Bookbug bags filled with goodies are distributed by the library to young people to encourage their love of books
  • Librarian David Main believes that encouraging reading helps young people to flourish and we couldn’t agree more – evidence tells us this! David shares a lovely picture of him and his son reading together and highlights how this time helps his son’s imagination grow
  • St Ninian’s High School library in Kirkintilloch shared that they’re all about services for young people – storytelling, shared reading, and creative writing sessions are all of the important ways that school libraries develop pupil’s literacy and wellebing
  • The Taylor High School Library is bursting with young people who spend their lunchtimes laughing, chatting, and doing activities in the library
  • CultureNL public libraires have been working with schools in the area to raise awareness of online services for young people. They shared a display that is up at Bellshill academy
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