Blog Posts tagged: librarians

The Skoobmobile - Renfrewshire's library bus

Bedtime Reading on Board the Skoobmobile

The Skoobmobile is Renfrewshire's mobile library service for children and families, and works with large numbers of families each year to enthuse both children and parents about books. In this post, Pauline Simpson tells us more about the Skoobmobile's fantastic bedtime reading project.

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How to Get Every Pupil Reading - a Case Study

At Scottish Book Trust we're huge advocates of creating a whole-school reading culture. In this post, Bannockburn High's Head Teacher James McParland explains how his team changed pupils' attitudes towards reading, and speaks about the incredible impact of pupils picking up a book every day, including a huge rise in reading scores.

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7 Brilliant YouTube Channels for Teachers and Librarians

From performance poetry to wonders of the natural world, these channels will furnish you with plenty of content to inspire your pupils.

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YA Books to Read During Book Week Scotland

The YA train is showing no signs of slowing down, and we're on hand to give you our recommendations just in time for Book Week Scotland! From funny to terrifying and everything in between, make sure you get at least one of these on your bookshelves in the coming months.

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5 quick ways to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day

The nation is gearing up to celebrate the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson on Friday 13 November. Don't miss the party: check out Edinburgh City of Literature's quick tips for honouring RLS in the classroom or library.

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Quick Things for Schools to Do During Book Week Scotland

Don't have much time to plan for Book Week Scotland? Don't worry - it's often the smallest changes that have the biggest impact. Here are some practical, easily achievable ideas to help you raise the profile of reading for pleasure and help guide pupils towards the right book.

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Five Things You Can Do for Robert Louis Stevenson Day

Robert Louis Stevenson Day is coming soon, giving you a great chance to celebrate the life and work of this Scottish literary giant with pupils of all ages. Esther Rutter from Edinburgh City of Literature explains more about how you and your school can get involved.

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SCBA: How Will You Read the Shortlisted Books?

Discover six tips to inspire your reading progress during Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016.

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Comic Con at James Young High School library

School librarian Kateri Wilson tells us how she celebrated comics with her pupils in a fun-filled day

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A Novel Way to Take Part in Book Awards

Taylor High librarian Cathy MacIntyre found that taking part in a book awards was the perfect way to get older pupils into the library. Find out more about Cathy's experience, including some invaluable pointers to help you have a go yourself!

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