Postcard: King Edward VI School LIbrary

Today’s postcard comes to us from one of our community members, Lesley Watts. Thanks Lesley! I am School Librarian at King Edward VI School. Here is a picture I took this morning of my previous library. It is the Guildhall at King Edward VI School in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare went to school. […]

Postcard: The International Christian School of Budapest Library

Today’s postcard comes from Andrea Meszaros: The International Christian School of Budapest Library serves all of our students from various nationalities in grades Kindergarten to 12. The library is housed an edition to the original building. It features floor to ceiling windows and beautiful wooden shelving. Besides regular library instruction, the librarian encourages students to be […]

Gaming & Libraries: A Canadian Perspective

The Canadian perspective on games and libraries comes to us from Christine F. Smith, ILN Country Ambassador for Canada. Games have existed as cultural artefacts for much time, and in recent years, we have seen games and gaming join our paperbacks and story times in library programs and services around the world. Gaming can been […]

Library Postcard: Anita from Auckland New Zealand

Today’s Library postcard was sent to us by Anita Vandenberghe from Saint Kentigern College, a school library in Auckland New Zealand: Here some photos of my favourite spots in our library. It’s usually a very busy library but to protect the privacy of our students I’ve taken photos after school. Our library is in transition […]

Discussion topic: Games and libraries

This week’s discussion topic will look at the connection between libraries and games – this seems to be as varied as the types of libraries themselves. From a traditional focus on board games to the rise of Minecraft in libraries, there is something in this topic for most of us. I remember as an 8 […]

Books: Children’s book awards and prizes

As part of the research for this topic, I have been looking at book awards and prizes.  One of my past jobs was working for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and this exposed me to the wonderful world of children’s literature and the amazing array of talent we have in this field in […]

School Library Design (Part One)

As a special feature to wrap up  our library spaces discussion topic we are showcasing a 2 part piece about School Library Design from  one of our participants, Alan Jacques. Thanks Alan! School Library Design – A two part article that is, in truth, more philosophy than design  Part One There is a great deal of […]