Activities and Events

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CBI Shadowing Scheme – Children’s Books Ireland nominate a shortlist for their CBI Awards each year. The shadowing scheme allows Book Clubs all around Ireland to get involved by selecting a few books on the list to read, then voting on them for the Children’s Choice Award!

Mindful Mondays – The library is a centre for wellbeing and a quiet space amid the bustle of a busy school. On Mondays we focus on mindfulness and students are invited to come in participate in fun, stress-reducing activities such as origami, puzzles and mindfulness colouring – a relaxed but focused start to the week at OLS!

Student Librarians – We have a team of 10 student library assistants who help Ms Harte run a vibrant and effective school library here at OLS.

Battle of the Books – This was a staff reading challenge which created very interesting discussions about YA books! We will have to run this again soon…

Book Clubs – We have both Junior and Senior Book Clubs running in OLS!

Book Bingo – This is a super fun Reading Challenge which has been a favourite since we started it a couple of years ago!

Monthly Book Review Competition – Each month you have the opportunity to win a €10 Book Token. All you have to do is write a review of any book, give it a star rating out of five, and email it to!

One School One Book – Each year we choose one book for the entire school to read during READING WEEK. It’s a fantastic idea that really gets the whole school talking to each other about books. Previous favourites have been The Outsiders, and Infinite Sky.

Reading Week – Every week is reading week as far as I’m concerned! However, the English Department run Reading Week every October where we do extra special reading activities such as One School One Book, we launch Book Bingo and other reading challenges, have book quizzes and much more!

Christmas tree of Knowledge – A Christmas Tree made from old books! What more can I say?!

World Book Day – Every year we do something new and special to celebrate this. This year staff and first years dressed up as book characters, and we held a Readathon to raise money for Barnardos!

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