International school libraries month
There is no better time to convince pupils to visit the library, scan the shelves and pick up a book than this global celebration of school libraries. Make the library central to your teaching this month with lesson activities, teaching resources and games to encourage students to find a favourite book or story that will stay with them for life.
In the library
- The Institute of Ideas asks students whether books are still the essence of libraries. Get students debating and thinking about the library of the future with this guide.
- Nurture students’ love for reading by encouraging them to become library volunteers. Try this application and training scheme to get started.
- Make sure students know where to return their books with these handy library marker cards.
- Make a trip to the library the highlight of the week with these creative ideas for a visit using maps, magnifying glasses and cameras.
- Stop pupils feeling lost in the library with this quiz where they must search the shelves for clues.
- Try these colourful signs to brighten up your class library.
- If your students haven’t made a trip to the library yet, this PowerPoint is just what you need to excite them about the experience. Easily adaptable for your school.
- Try these top tips for getting the most out of your class library space.
- Use these colourful cards to help pupils spot sites in the library.
- Use these simple forms to keep track of books borrowed from your class library.
- Bring the joys of treasure hunting to the school library with this pirate-themed activity.
- Inspire students to get lost in a good book with this Ofsted guide to good practice.
- Encourage students to read with these picture cards – perfect for children with moderate learning difficulties.
- These quotes and labels make up a great display for International School Libraries Month.
- Add a competitive edge to school reading with this fantastic challenge which encourages students to read and parents to support them.
- Find out children’s thoughts on reading with this quick questionnaire – a great library-themed maths lesson.
- Behind every book is an author with their own story – try this biography research project to encourage year 9s to find out about popular writers.
- Use these tips and ideas to challenge young readers to engage with books in new and exciting ways.