Warwickshire Schools Library Service


We Are Reading…. — September 25, 2015

We Are Reading….

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywaltday crayons came home

We love it when new books arrive in stock and we were VERY excited to get our hands on this new picture book!  A very entertaining follow on from the marvellous The Day the Crayons Quit, we get another glimpse at the hard life of a crayon! (Apart from Neon Red Crayon that is, he seems to be having a great time!)  As it got passed around the office we all had a good chuckle!  With wonderful illustrations by Oliver Jeffers, it’s great for thinking about colours, art and how we take care of our things.

Grandad’s Island by Benji Daviesgrandad's island

We felt quite moved by this tender story which sees Syd and his Grandad go off on an adventure together, but at the end of the day when it is time to go home Grandad decides to stay behind.  This picture book has wonderful illustrations throughout and is packed full of colour.  It’s a lovely way of thinking about the people we love going away.  A great book to add to the collection.

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinharthonest truth

A really moving read, suitable for top juniors and up.  Mark doesn’t want to face another round of treatment for his illness and decides he must climb a mountain instead.  It’s not an easy journey for him and his trusty companion Beau, the family dog.  And it’s not easy for those he’s left behind either.  It might make you cry, but it will make you smile too.

If You Were Me by Sam Hepburnif you were me

An action packed young teen read that will have you furiously turning the page!  The themes in this book are very topical and like all good stories this makes you think about seeing things from another perspective.  Perhaps we shouldn’t always believe what we are told.  It’s full of mega twists and turns, I actually felt rather worn out for the characters by the end of it!

And Not forgetting the non fiction....We send out so many fantastic non fiction titles every term that it only seems fair to shout about these too!

See Insee-inside-exploration-and-discoveryside Exploration and Discovery – An Usborne Flap book

Exploration has been a popular topic for a while now so we were thrilled to get this new book in. From ancient explorers to travelling in space, it’s full of lots of flaps and interesting facts!  Good for a range of ages too which is always a bonus.

Our Library Maintenance Visits — September 7, 2015

Our Library Maintenance Visits

We offer maintenance days where we will carry out sorting, labelling and tidying of books, book auditing, adding materials to the library catalogue and refurbishment work.  It can really make a huge difference to how children see and enjoy the library when it’s looking refreshed and up to date.

We recently visited Keresley Newland Primary School and had a great day sorting through the stock, re-labelling and helping to get the library ready for the start of term.  We helped to set up Junior Librarian system and will revisit the school to show the librarian how to add stock to the system.

These maintenance days are charged at competitive daily rates and at a discount for subscribers.

Our Annual Training Programme… — September 1, 2015

Our Annual Training Programme…

We provide an annual training programme, to inspire and motivate individuals that are working within school libraries or within the literacy curriculum! You can view our full training programme here:

Coming up…

Tuesday 22nd Sep 2015
SLS, Warwick
Help! I’m Running The library!
This session is aimed at all who want to gain confidence in the day-to-day running of their school library, linking with others in similar situations and getting it on track.  (£50 – WSLS Subscribers £75 – Non Subscribers (£10 optional lunch)

Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
9.30am – 12.00pm
SLS, Warwick
Pupil Librarian Training
A fun introduction to the library for your pupil librarians, including: stock maintenance and the Dewey Decimal System, customer care, team working and the work environment. Staff will have the opportunity to discuss the management of pupil librarians.(£50 per school for schools subscribing to SLS and £75 per school for non-subscribing schools)

Please get in touch with us if you would like more information, or to book your place!

A warm welcome from Warwickshire School Library Service! — August 27, 2015

A warm welcome from Warwickshire School Library Service!

Warwickshire School Library Service provides quality resources, information and professional advice for the development of literacy and learning in schools. We are a dedicated team, offering our services across the county of Warwickshire and beyond.

We hope that this blog will give you a taste of Warwickshire Schools Library Service, what we do, why we do it and who we are…We would love to hear from you so do please get in touch if you have any questions or requests!