If you are aged 14 and over why not Volunteer to help Essex Libraries in their Summer Reading Challenge. Help Children to discover the pleasure of reading. The Summer reading Challenge is a great volunteering opportunity. You will:
• Improve your communication skills
• Meet new people
• Get experience for your CV
• Make a difference to a child's future
If you would like to take part you can collect a form from the school Library, or your local library, or visit the Essex County Council website.
Looking for a good read? Not sure what to choose? Why not take a look at the BookFinder from the Book Trust! Bookfinder is an easy way to find the perfect book for you. Simply choose an age group - there are ages 9-12, teenage and young adult books to choose from. Then select your prefered theme or"genre" - you will find everything from Fantasy, Horror, Romace to Graphic Novels. Click your choice and you will be given a list of suggestions. When you have found a book that you like the sound of why not search for it on the Library catalogue - hopefully we will have a copy, if not suggest it to us! Happy searching!
Year 7 have been very busy in their English Library lessons. They have been taking part in a number of book activities including Speed Book Dating, Genre activity and writing book reviews. You can see some of their latest reviews on the home page of the Library catalogue. Log on to Home Access Plus and select study support and resources. Click on the Library sytem icon and Eclipse.net will be dsplayed. You can see the reviews at the bottom of the home page. Enjoy!
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The shortlist of books for this year’s award has just been announced. The medal winners will be announced at a June ceremony. Previous winners have included C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Mal Peet and Anne Fine.
The 8 titles nominated for this prestigious award will be available in the Library shortly – look out for the display in the Library after Easter. For more information take a look at the Carnegie website by clicking on the link below:
Year 7 have been very busy reading books for the Notley High Reading Scheme. When students finish the book that they have been reading they receive a number of points, which then get converted into prizes. They also receive a House Point and a Merit. In order to get the House points and Merits students have to fill in a special questionnaire bookmark, giving details of the book that they have read. At the end of every month we add up how many bookmarks we have received for each House, Red bookmarks for Blackwater, Green for Chelmer and Blue for Colne. As you can see form the notice board that is behind the Library desk Year 7 have been champion readers this month. Keep up the good work!
Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.
In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.
Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.
Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.
Ours shall be the moonrise stealing
Through the birches ivory-white;
Ours shall be the mystic healing
Of the velvet-footed night.
Ours shall be the gypsy winding
Of the path with violets blue,
Ours at last the wizard finding
Of the land where dreams come true
Thank you to everyone who came along to the World Book Day Event in the Library. A great time was had by all. Competition winners will be announced shortly - so watch this space! Take a look at the fabulous photos from Mr Rowe of the event at:
Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, every student at Notley High School will receive a FREE £1 Book Token from World Book Day on 3rd March.
When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of these ten exclusive, new and completely free £1 World Book Day books! Or, if you'd prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead!
Then all YOU have to do is take your book home and enjoy it.
The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid from Monday 29 February–Sunday 27th March 2016.
Join us in the Library on the 3rd of March for our World Book Day Celebrations. There will be lots of competitions to get involved in, including "Guess the Book" and "Who is Who" author quiz. There will also be a prize for the student who collcets the most book titles for the "What is Your Teacher Reading" competition. Come and join the fun!
Are you an avid reader aged 10 to 14? Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards' 10th birthday are looking for five young bookworms to join the Best of the Best Children's Book Award judging panel. All five junior judges will review and score the past 10 winners of the children's category award.
All five judges will receive £50 (€65) of National Book Tokens, plus the 10 children's books to judge. The winner of the Best of the Best Children's Book Award will be based on the judges feedback. 10 runners up will receive a £10 (€15) National Book Token.
To enter, young bookworms will need to write a 100 to 200-word review of the best book they read in 2015. An adult will need to submit the review. Full details can be found on the link below. Happy reviewing!