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Lancashire Branch

Branch Events

Reading Outcomes Framework Toolkit - 28th March 2017
The Reading Agency’s Reading Outcomes Framework Toolkit is designed to provide evaluation support for anyone working to encourage reading for pleasure and empowerment. It will help you understand, demonstrate and improve the impact of your activity. It will support you to make the case for investment and advocate for your work by outlining existing evidence about the outcomes of reading and providing guidance about collecting evidence about the impact your work makes.
The toolkit includes:

  • a framework of the outcomes of reading for pleasure and empowerment
  • sample survey questions to evaluate whether a programme impacts on these outcomes
  • A bank of evidence about how reading relates to these outcomes

Delivered by: Debbie Hicks Director, The Reading Agency
When: Tuesday 28th March. 9.30am - 3.00pm
Where: Bolton School, Chorley, New Road, Bolton BL1 4PA
Host: Maria Howarth: Senior Librarian
Programme for members
9.00: Registration
9.25: Welcome – Rosalind Buckland, Chair 9.30: AGM
10.30 - 11.00: Break
12.30 Lunch
12.30: Lunch
1.30: Debbie Hicks: The Reading Agency
2.30: Q & As
3.00: Closing remarks - Gerry Bruen, Vice-Chair

Promotional Flyer for SLA AGM and Half Day Training 28 March 2017 (1)

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Agenda AGM SLA Lancs 28 March 2017

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Booking Form March 2017

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June 23rd – 25th - SLA Weekend Course Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
July 15th 2016 - Pupil Librarians’ Conference. Hosted by - TBC
Social/July 2017 - TBC
November 2017 – Full day training: Hosted by - TBC
March 2018 – AGM & Half day training: Hosted by - TBC
Other SLAM / LNM / SLG (30th June)

Report on the social event held on Wednesday 17th June 2015

Barge trip on Lancaster canal followed by a bar meal at Crooklands Hotel

On a summer evening in June, nine branch members enjoyed an informative 1½ hrs meandering down a section of the Lancaster canal. We were kept on our toes on the return journey, with a literary quiz, complete with audio clips from Jo’s ipad and mini speaker!

The evening was rounded off perfectly with an excellent bar meal and liquid refreshment in the Crooklands Hotel, which was very conveniently situated across the road from the canal jetty.

Many thanks to Jo Harwood for organizing this event and for setting the quiz.


Val Dewhurst

Val Dewhurst has been our Branch Secretary for fifteen years, and was

one of the original members of the Lancashire Branch. She has demonstrated unstinting dedication and enthusiasm throughout the whole of this time.

Val has been an inspiration to us all and we are very fortunate in being able to hold on to Val's expertise, but under a different mantle, as she has very kindly agreed to take on the role of Accelerated Reader Facilitator.

AR has been adopted by a great many schools, especially so in Lancashire, and Val's personal experience of AR combined with her forward thinking led her to initiate an independent, and successful, AR Users Group which has proven invaluable for networking and the sharing of AR best practice.

It is reassuring to know that this expertise of AR knowledge will now be under our branch's umbrella.

Mrs R Buckland,  Librarian

Carolyn Copland Dedication1

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10 Years On!

The Lancashire Branch celebrated its 10th anniversary in March 2010 - there was a special anniversary cake to enjoy!

Ten years of the Lancashire branch!
10 Years of the Lancashire Branch


Alec Williams helped with the celebrations
Alec Williams helped with the celebrations


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