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Loving Our Library

28 October 2021
Loving Our Library

Reading is the most important way we learn in school and in life. That’s why Devizes School is proud to be joining schools around the world in celebrating International School Library Month.

This year, we have a new librarian and LRC Manager, Mrs Feeney. This term has also been the first time in almost two years that we've been able to open the library, so we've been really keen to make the most of the return!

On 7th October, we celebrated Poetry Day, hosting some live poetry readings and sharing our favourite poetry books with students. Well done to everyone who took part and especially those students and staff who did a reading!

On 8th October, th October, to mark World Mental Health Day, we asked everyone in the school to read for 10 minutes at 10:15am. This allowed us to demonstrate a school-wide culture of reading for pleasure.

As well as being International School Library Month, October is also Black History Month. We combined the two events by putting a spotlight on books we love by black authors.

Organised globally by the International Association of Librarians, this month highlights the value of these amazing spaces, and the hardworking staff and volunteers that make them run. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Fairy Tales and Folk Tales around the World’. You can see what other schools around the world have been doing to celebrate here: https://iasl-online.org/ISLM.

After over a year of remote and blended learning, literacy and reading are as important as ever. We're placing an emphasis on literacy and independent reading this year. By strengthening their reading abilities, our students are enabled to succeed in education and their life after school. We’d like to encourage every student to visit the school library and pick out a book of their choice. To help our students keep up the habit of reading for pleasure, we've continued to purchase and order new books as often as we can. You can see a selection of just some of these in the gallery below.

We are excited to recognise this event and to celebrate librarians as we continue to promote the link between literacy, creativity, and academic progress.

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