Our school book swap is already proving very popular, with lots of pupils bringing in books they have enjoyed in exchange for book swap tokens. On Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May pupils will be able to swap their tokens for one of the books brought in by other pupils.
One of our pupil librarians, Adam, conjured up this brilliant idea.
“It just came to me,” he said. “I thought it would be a good idea as it would attract more people to the library. They can bring in books they have finished reading and swap them for a new book, and then any books left over can stay in the library for other people to read.”
Adam is in year 7 and has been a Pupil Librarian for six months. He enjoys helping out in the library at break and lunchtimes, “I’ve made a lot of new friends whilst I have been a pupil librarian. It is a nice place to go, a nice community and you meet people with the same interests.”
Mrs Dearden, School Librarian, supports pupils generating ideas for library led events in school, “It gives pupils an awareness of the library and gets them thinking about promoting the library and books in a different way. These events may encourage someone who doesn’t read to pick up a book.”
“An essential part of the Pupil Librarians’ on-going training is to think about ways to promote books in school,” said Mrs Dearden.
As reported last month Archbishop Temple School has signed up for Lancashire’s Year of Reading 2018, so there will be other reading initiatives and events to look forward to in the summer term, including 'Get Caught Reading' and World Cup themed events.
The School Book Swap will take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May 2018.
Posted by Mrs L Brown
Category: Love Books Library Blog