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.
Pupils and parents can now browse and order the latest books from the Scholastic Book Club online. Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/bridge-of-don and click on Teen. You will find hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from. Every £1 you spend will earn 25p for our school library in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order for this month’s Book Club by November 23rd, 2018.
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.