Book Week Scotland at Bridge of Don

The Library  joined the national celebration of books and reading during Book Week Scotland (19-26 November)

We ran a favourite author competition and received a record number of entries from all years. The most popular authors with S1-S3 pupils were Roald Dahl,  Michael Morpurgo, J K Rowling and David Walliams. Senior pupils choices were more varied

Teachers were given posters to display on their classroom doors with details of what they were currently reading and watching.

On Wednesday lunchtime Library Club became a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) zone – no computers/chrome books /phones  allowed!


Thursday lunchtime saw the return of our  annual  Big Book House Quiz with Mr Haggarty once again taking on the role of quiz master.  It was a closely fought contest with two teams Dumbledore’s Army and The Blads 3.0 tying for top spot.


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Shelf Help

Last session school librarians in Aberdeen were awarded a Scottish Government grant to run a project entitled “Healthy Libraries: Shelf Help and the School Library”. The project looked at the best way to promote and develop a Shelf Help area in the library to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people. As a result of the project, the Library at BODA now has a new and expanded Shelf Help section where pupils will find books, leaflets and sources of information that offer help and advice on all sorts of stresses and problems. Pupils can browse at their leisure and borrow any book they think will be useful.