Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Summer begins with a stop at the Library

30 June 2017

The girls look forward to the summer break with eight weeks of leisure time, EHS Library provides a wide range of novels, in print and ebook formats to suit everyone in the school community. Girls can borrow a generous selection of Library books for the holidays and need to make sure their ebooks on their Overdrive account is set up, for reading with personal electronic devices. The ebook resource requires a PIN available from Library staff and is available to girls in Years 9 - 12. The school library also makes available a free app: iMLS which allows EHS girls to manage their library accounts (with a PIN) and get reading suggestions from the “Who Next” option. Parents and carers can use the “Guest” option to gauge the range of books available

EHS Library also uses social media purely to promote reading matters and authors: @Library_EHS is our Twitter account & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edgbaston-High-School-Library. Girls have access to booklists compiled by the Librarian and Teachers from the English Department and regular events such as the book discussion groups and the Reading Clinic during term time.

In addition to the resources from the Library, more reading material for girls in Year 7 is available from the English department and teaching staff for the Reading Zone Challenge.

Useful websites for reading ideas include:

Booktrust.org.uk

Lovereading4kids.co.uk

Readingagency.org.uk

Community Libraries and the Library of Birmingham are another excellent resource for reading and information resources.

A click on the link below will take you to the website for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and to a leaflet which advocates the highest standards in School Libraries for all pupils. EHS Library ticks all the boxes.

http://www.cilip.org.uk/school-libraries-group/resources-toolbox

Mrs Sansom
Librarian

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