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SLG Scotland – Book Week Scotland Plans

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The annual celebration of books and reading, Book Week Scotland, is now in its 10th year. School libraries across the country are taking part, organising events within their schools to promote and celebrate reading. School libraries do this every day but Book Week Scotland gives us a focus and a chance to plan something on a larger scale than normal, and to rope in other staff and departments. If you are looking for ideas to celebrate within your school, the SLG Scotland Committee have shared what they have planned.

We would love to hear what you and your school have been up to so please tag us on twitter! 

Here’s a rundown of what the SLG Scotland Committee are doing:

Shetland – Tanya Odie

  • Book Display
  • Competition
  • You design the books
  • Launch of ‘ReadDiverse’
  • Also promoting the public library event – three of Shetland’s nature writers talking about their writing and inspiration

Elgin Academy – Shelagh Toonen

  • Inter house and Staff battle of the Books Quiz – 6 teams in a quick fire quiz
  • Staff vs Pupils Debate – This house believes that Shakespeare is Much ado about nothing
  • Scottish Book Trust Authors Live – Patience Agbabi and Young Scottish Voices Panel
  • S1 competition – Celebrate Stories
  • S1 graphic novel elective – Celebrating our School Library
  • Senior Pupils – free books from Scottish Book Trust
  • Displays of new and exciting books
  • The Novelties Book Club will be supporting all events

Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans – Derek France

  • Authors Live with Patience Agbabi – S1-3 have submitted questions for Patience to answer
  • Digital Book Festival – ticketed lunches with on demand author events
  • Pupil Librarians’ book domino challenge – to be filmed and shared on social media
  • Classes for book talks
  • Drop everything and read on Thursday 18th
  • Book Hooks display – opening paragraphs to catch your attention and encourage borrowing
  • Competition – a postcard or tweet to celebrate your favourite book and why others should read it

Greenwood Academy, Irvine  – Gillian Gillespie

  • Lunch with an author – Lunch with Liz Pichon, Soup with Steve Backshall and Rolls with Ross Mackenzie. Lunch with a different author every day
  • Design a bookmark competition
  • Non-Fiction November / Book Week Scotland display
  • Vote for Greenwood’s favourite book

We hope SLG Scotland’s brilliant blog has inspired you to unleash your creativity for a Celebration of this special Book Week Scotland anniversary year in your library. Don’t forget to let CILIPS know your plans – and look out for Monday 15th November’s #ILoveMyLibrary campaign!

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