Friday 13th September (lucky for some)
Lets Celebrate Roald Dahl's Birthday
Competitions with prizes available in the library for all students at break and lunchtime.
Students in years 7/8 and 9 can win a 'Golden Ticket' to exchange for a hamper of sweets for their tutor group
See Mrs Worrall in the Library for more details. Have a scrumdiddlyumptious day!
Catch the Reading Bug!
Join in the Summer Reading Campaign
All books taken out from the Library from Thursday 11th July will be issued until September. Why not come along to the Library before / after the summer holidays and recommend a book you have enjoyed to others on the "Recommended Read" board
Why not try extreme reading....
The extreme reading competition is open for years 7 & 8. In order to enter all you need to do is take a picture of yourself reading in the most unusual, funny or far flung place during the Summer holidays.
The photo must be brought in on the first day back to school.
Prizes will be given out to five students for the most unusual photos and there is a special first place prize, selected by Mrs Salmon.
Why not check out our new book list for inspiration
Every year, thousands of families all over the country are involved in the UK's biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge. In 2013, the Challenge is called Creepy House.
The aim of the challenge is to get children aged 4 -12 to read six books from their library during the summer holidays.
It's great fun for kids, it keeps them reading through the summer preventing their reading ability from dipping and what's more, it doesn't cost a penny to join.
How do I sign my child up?
Just head to your local library at the beginning of the summer holidays. Staff will enrol your children - it's completely free of charge - and every child will receive a membership pack.
What books can my children read?
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children of all ages and reading abilities. They can read any books they like - fact books, stories, joke books, picture books - it's up to them. Audio books count too! As long as you're borrowing them from the library, they all count.
Do the children who finish the challenge receive anything?
Yes, everybody who reads six books or more will receive a certificate and a medal. There are stickers and other small prizes to collect along the way.
Will anything else be going on in the library over the summer?
To find out what other activities are happening in your local library go to http://www.devon.gov.uk/thezone or pop in and say hello.
Now celebrating its 16th year, ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday March 7th will be the biggest celebration of children’s books and reading in the UK and Ireland this year. Eight free books were produced in a partnership between publishers, booksellers, authors etc, working together to promote the enjoyment of books and reading to young people everywhere. To mark the occasion we will be giving away a free book token to every student so they can buy a book to read on ‘World Book Day’.
Author Katherine Roberts is coming on 4th March to talk to year 7 students about her books. You can spend your voucher as £1.00 off one of her new books and get it signed!
The Library will also be running 2 competitions. WHY NOT HAVE A GO! Prizes for the winners!
Can YOU guess the 9 book titles? There are 9 quotes to help you.
Only available on-line, just fill out the form and click enter at the bottom of the page! A prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. Categories are - yrs7/8, yrs 9-11 and yrs 12/13/Staff
Closing date for entries: end of school on Thursday 7th March.
Daily Conundrums. There will be a daily conundrum on Thursday 28th February, Friday 1st March, Mon 4th, Tues 5th , Wed 6th and Thursday 7th
Only available in the Library – just pick up a slip from the counter.
Entries for each conundrum must be handed in by end of that school day!