This term so far has been really exciting in the Library. Each month we have been on a trip to meet famous children’s authors. In September a group of Librarians met Julian Sedwick and participated in a creative writing workshop led by him, focussing on developing characters in stories.
In October a group of the new Year 7 Librarians visited Wymondham High School to hear a talk by author Nicole Burstein. They had the opportunity to ask her questions and had books signed by her.
In November a group spent some time in Norwich looking at the bookshop in Jarrolds and in Waterstones. They were tasked with looking at all the displays and gathering ideas to use in our Library as well as investigating new books. They really enjoyed this and spent a long time looking through different books in both the children’s and young adult departments in both shops. After a packed lunch on the Forum steps we went to the Millennium library at Norwich Forum to hear a talk from children’s author Alexia Casale. She spoke about writing about mental health issues and using your own experiences to form a story. She answered questions from the children and signed their books. It was a very pleasant day that the Librarians learned a lot from.
Since half term there has been a Paper Craft club running in the Library one lunch time a week. This has been very popular with over 20 pupils signing up. We have used old library books to create crafts such as hedgehogs and Christmas trees. There have already been some beautiful things made and we are planning on making snowflakes and some roses before the end of term. We will be selling some of the crafts along with some recycled book Christmas cards and cakes on Friday 9th December to raise money for new bean bags in the Reading Room and materials for the craft club, so please donate a cake for us to sell!
Our exciting, new book club started on Thursday and was full of eager young readers ready to explore the wonders of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Not only did we discuss the likeability of good characters; coming to the conclusion that Harry may not be the best father but an Interesting grandfather, but we also did a fun pop quiz with an exciting chocolate-y prize at the end of it! Congratulations to Harriet who showed her shining Harry Potter knowledge and won the quiz!
Our next book club will be next Thursday (24th November) in the library and we will be looking at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! So come along all Harry Potter and book lovers for some magical fun! And a huge thank you to Mr Jones for organising the club and leading the discussion!
On 30th November we are hosting a book fair in the Library where children will be given the opportunity to buy half price books. This will run over 1st and 2nd December when we are hosting year 7 and year 8 Lunch in the Library with parents. It is not too late to sign up to have lunch in the Library, if you are an interested parent or pupil come and see Mrs Thompson for more details.
On Friday 9th December we are having a Craft and Cake sale to raise money for the Library. Please donate a cake for us to help keep the Craft Club running!
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