Digital Readers – January book

The book our online reading group will be reading (or listening to) and discussing in January has been decided on through a vote in the group. The results are in and the January book is… The spy of Venice / Benet Brandreth. When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford… Continue reading Digital Readers – January book

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2019 The UN celebrate this day every year on 3 December and the theme for this year is 'Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership'. Their aim is to ensure that all are treated equally and to make the world a more inclusive place. Libraries have many different ways of… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities

World Nursery Rhyme Week

18 - 22 November 2019 World Nursery Rhyme Week is a fantastic time to have some fun with nursery rhymes; through song, dance and play.Did you know through singing nursery rhymes together you can help your child's development and bond with them? Even if you're singing skills aren't the greatest, or you feel you can't… Continue reading World Nursery Rhyme Week

Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult non-fiction booklist

The choiceby Edith Eger In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult non-fiction booklist

Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult Fiction booklist

Mr. Sammler's planetby Saul Bellow Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature, Saul Bellow's novel examines the life of Artur Sammler, a Holocaust survivor. A contemporary work, it looks at the events of the past and their effect on both the present and the future. Small countryby Gaël Faye Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel,… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult Fiction booklist

Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s information booklist

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank Hedy's journey: the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson and illustrated by El Primo Ramón It is 1941. Hedy and her family… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s information booklist

Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s booklist

The books on this list all contains themes of war, death and the Holocaust. The recommended age is set by the publishers, but parent/carer discretion is recommended as every child is different. The boy in the striped pyjamasby John Boyne A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s booklist

Non-Fiction November

Non-Fiction November was created by the Federation of Children's Book Groups and is celebrated each November in honour of all things factual. This month long celebration is for those young readers who share a passion for reading about information, but also for those who have yet discovered the amazing world of factual books. Libraries are… Continue reading Non-Fiction November

Movember

November 2019 Movember is a campaign aimed at tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. It helps to raise awareness of the importance of getting health checks and to get men talking about their mental health to reduce the stigma. Movember's aim 'BY 2030, WE AIM TO REDUCE THE NUMBER… Continue reading Movember