Library News Roundup! πŸ€ 

D.E.A.R. – Drop Everything And Readscreenshot_20170427-133859.pngΒ Β On Friday Our Lady’s School was involved in the nationwide D.E.A.R.! Β It was so much fun to be able to stop working and get our books out. A huge thank you to all of the participating teachers! Β πŸ‘ We definitely want more of this kind of thing!

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  • Book ClubsΒ –Β Our Junior Book Club meets every Wednesday at lunchtime in the library. Β Starting from this month we also have an online version of our Book Club in both Junior and Senior formats. Β  The idea behind this is to allow anyone to read the Animated-gif-cat-reading-a-bookBook Club monthly picks in their own time, and then discuss them here in the comments! Β  The Senior version allows for both senior students, as well as teachers and parents, and anyone else who would like to join in on the reading fun! Β  In September, we hope to have a Senior Book Club monthly meeting in the library! Β  You can see the current monthly picks by clicking on the book clubs below πŸ™‚Β Β Β There is now a ‘Book Clubs’ tab on the websites main menu πŸ€“βœŒπŸ“–

 

 

  • Reading Reps MeetingAs well as consolidating all of the Parent Reading Habits survey information (see below), our Reading Reps decided on a new theme for the month. Β  So moving on from Mystery Month, we are now into Fantasy Month! Β πŸ¦„πŸ¦„πŸ¦„πŸ¦„ Look out for fantasy posters around the school, and come check out a fantasy book from the library! Β Take a look at the fantasy options on the library’s online catalogue here.Β tumblr_static_tumblr_static_filename_640.gif
    • Β Parent Reading HabitsΒ Survey results
      It turns out that parents of OLS students love to read :)~58% of those surveyed read on a daily basis. The other 42% varied between, every few days, once a week or less often.
      ~61% prefer to read in the evening, while 29% like to read at any opportunity!
      ~55% spend around 30 minutes reading at a time, while 30% read for an hour or more, and the rest 20 minutes or less.
      ~Fiction, biographies, and specifically crime fiction and mysteries are the most popular types of books with OLS parents!
      ~And finally, from the MANY listed favourite books, the most common ones were ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zuzak, ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen, and ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins.Well done to the parents for even deciding on favourites, we know how hard it is! Thank you so much for taking part in the survey, and a very well done to the Reading Reps for carrying out the survey and for tallying the results! πŸ€“πŸ“–βœŒ

 

  • CBI Shadowing Scheme –Β BOTYA-2017-A3-PosterDelighted to report that the shadowing of the CBI Book Awards books is going brilliantly! Β Everyone seems to be particularly enjoying ‘The Call’ by Peadar O’ Guilin. Β  As well as that we have some secret and exciting news regarding the Shadowing Scheme that we will soon be able to share with everyone! 😎

 

 

 

  • Monthly Book Review CompetitiontenorΒ This Friday is the deadline for April’s Book Review Competition (where did April go?!) To enter you just need to review any book and give it a star rating out of five. Then email your review to librarian@olschool.ie to be in with a chance of winning a €10 book token! Get writing! πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

Take a look at the library on TwitterΒ @ourladyslibrary

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