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Mar 15, 2024 – Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA
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Jan 31, 2023 – The SLA staff share their experiences of visiting member schools across the UK
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Dec 12, 2023 – Why it's okay to ruin the surprise
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Mar 28, 2024 – Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA
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May 16, 2024 – Blog exploring real school libraries, their impact and their future.
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Jan 23, 2024 – Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA
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Sep 28, 2023 – Guest Blog from Nicki Cleveland, HLTA & School Librarian at Cannon Park Primary School
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Mar 12, 2024 – Blog exploring real school libraries, their impact and their future.

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School libraries and librarians celebrated for igniting children's love of reading.

Engage pupils and develop reading for pleasure through non-fiction, natural curiosity and a touch of competitive spirit.

Blog exploring real school libraries, their impact and their future.

The prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.

The prize celebrates the UK and Ireland’s favourite graphic novels.

The Enterprise of the Year Award, running since 2022, celebrates one-off or progressive projects which contribute towards reading and literacy in schools.

Shortlist announced for the UK’s leading award for published poetry for children.

The award champions both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction.

The award celebrates the best illustrated book for young children and the importance of reading with children.

Libraries for Primaries aims to ensure that every primary school in the UK has a library or dedicated reading space by 2028.

Children aged between 6 -11 are encouraged to enter for FREE a story or comic written in a language of their choice

Thanks to Sponsorship from ALCS.

The award is given annually to the author and editor of the year’s outstanding debut novel for children.

Celebrating the best information books of the last year, and applications for the IBA Book Club are now open

The festival runs from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June, in its spiritual home of Melrose’s Harmony Garden, in the idyllic Scottish Borders.

A perfect transition activity for Year 6s moving to Year 7.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

A Year 11 student from Liverpool has been named UK Pupil Library Assistant of the Year.

Take part in the social media photo relay on designed to celebrate and promote great young adult LGBTQ+ literature during pride month.

The BooksForTopics team has published the 2024 Reading for Pleasure booklists for each primary year group.

Enter for free to help pupils learn how to write and publish their own books.

The Europe Challenge writing competition are now accepting written submissions under the following title: How a Library Changed My Life.

Join this free webinar to find out more about the Book Club and how your library can get involved.

New CEO to lead the organisation as they deliver their five-year strategy and ‘We Are CILIP’ action plan.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Enter one of the world’s foremost writing competitions for poets aged 11-17 for free before 31st July 2024

Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA

Sponsored by LoveReading4Kids and Reading Cloud, the UKLA Book Awards are the only children's book awards judged by teachers.

The Young Walter Scott Prize is open to young writers aged 11-19 who are invited to submit a short story set in a time before they were born.

Launch of free School Library CPD Programme to run throughout Spring and Summer 2024.

Winners named of award for children’s books that strengthen young people's connection with nature and fosters action for the planet.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

The awards celebrate the very best of children's literature from Wales and about Wales.

Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA

The UK’s longest running book awards for children and young people have announced their 2024 shortlists at the London Book Fair.

Blog exploring real school libraries, their impact and their future.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Thanks to generous sponsorship, we're delighted to be able to offer a number of free tickets to our 2024 Weekend Course

The competition is free to enter for young people aged between seven and 18 from all over the world and is open to all media formats.

The winners of the UK’s most successful children’s writing competition, 500 Words, have been unveiled in a special episode of The One Show

Oxford University Press has analysed the language used in nearly 44,000 creative writing stories submitted by children across the UK to the BBC 500 Words competition.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction champions ambitious, inspiring and thought-provoking novels written by women in English.

The Children’s Book Award 2024 shortlist has been announced, with children choosing their favourite books from the last year.

Free enrichment programme for state secondary schools consisting of a full-day public speaking workshop

A post about recent changes to the SLA Trustees.

50 young literary talents were invited to an exclusive reception hosted by The Queen

50 young finalists of the UK's most celebrated children's writing competition announced for Grand Final, taking place at Buckingham Palace.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Barnes Children's Literature Festival launches London Primary Schools Programme, offering over 15,000 free places to state maintained primary schools

Free schools programme to open the spring edition in Hay-on-Wye between 23rd May and 2 June.

Celebrate iconic and debut authors, panel discussions, workshops, Q&As, book signings and more.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Celebrating the most exciting newcomers to picture book illustration

Young people are invited to write a short story, or a poem, or a set of song lyrics

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Pupils nominated by their school librarians for their outstanding work in the school library

Blog exploring real school libraries, their impact and their future.

65 books for 3-16-year-olds, chosen for their empathy-building power

Lewis Hancox Wins the 2024 Bristol Teen Book Award

A toolkit to help libraries imagine possible future uses of their spaces

UK’s joyful celebration of new poetry for children, announces this year’s award judges and plans

Competition from LEGO and The Day seeks to reward students’ most innovative ideas

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

SLA CEO writes letter to Minister for Schools stressing the vital benefits of school libraries and the valuable work of school library staff

Celebrating outstanding writing by great authors living in the UK and Ireland.

Take part in a short survey on promoting diversity and inclusion in secondary school libraries

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

The bookshop will be run by multi award-winning children’s author/illustrator, Frann Preston Gannon, with business partner, Anja Stobbart.

Submit a description of your The Masked Singer character and have it brought to life in illustration by Rob Biddulph

Insights from our CEO into what her role entails, and what's going on at the SLA

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Three education charities have joined forces to launch a free online wellbeing toolkit designed to support children’s mental wellbeing and boost resilience.

The award aims "for mainstream children’s books to be inclusive, and for inclusive children’s books to be mainstream".

Exciting events, activities and partnerships will encourage more children to enjoy reading, however they choose to!

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Julia Donaldson has thrown her support behind the campaign, which is a joint initiative of the School Library Association, the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals and the CILIP School Libraries Group.

The highlights from our 2023 Winter issue of TSL.

Find out what you need to do to get the most out of the new SLA website.

Your weekly round-up of all the exciting events not to be missed this week

Receive a mix of brand new picture books, early readers, and middle grade titles to read and review as part of The Reading Agency's 2024 Readers' Panel

The annual CLPE Reflecting Realities report indicates that 30% of the children’s picturebooks, fiction and non-fiction titles published in 2022 featured racially minoritised characters.

Announcing the Judges' Choice and Children's Choice winners of the Information Book Award 2023.

Calling all publishers! Information Book Award 2024 entries are now open.

Write-up of SLA research day that shared the latest developments in school libraries from across the sector, by SLA member

Get your tickets now for the 2023 IBBY Conference, Pages of Power and Protest: Children's Literature and Politics

The BBC 500 Words writing competition are currently taking applications to be a competition judge.

Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho, has joined 213 libraries as part of his cross-country mission.

Scottish Book Trust undertakes independent research into the value and impact of public and school libraries in Scotland.

Guest Blog from Nicki Cleveland, HLTA & School Librarian at Cannon Park Primary School

Farshore Share New Findings From ‘Storytime in Schools’ Research Study

World Book Day reveals 15 2024 £1 books to encourage the joy of reading.

NLT Research into Children and Young People’s Reading

Announcing the 2023 SLA Award Winners

The Department for Education has released a Reading Framework - July 2023 which brings the whole reading process together.

The School Library Association announces the Information Book Award shortlist for 2023

Helping schools that are just starting on their wellbeing measurement journey

American author Laurie Halse Anderson has been announced as the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Award-winning author-illustrator Steve Antony becomes SLA School Libraries Champion.

Due to generous sponsorship from ALCS Meet the Creator is back and now more accessible than ever.

The SLA staff share their experiences of visiting member schools across the UK

Oxford Children’s Word of the Year for 2022 revealed, expressing overwhelming sadness at loss of Queen but remain hopeful about year ahead

Find out the winners of the Judges Choice and Children's Choice Awards in the 2022 IBA.

The winners of the 2022 Primary and Secondary School Librarian of the Year, Enterprise of the Year and Community Awards were announced at a Swindon awards ceremony.

Joint statement from CILIP, CILIP SLG and SLA on Censorship and Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries.

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The SLA are delighted to announce that Kristabelle Williams of Addey & Stanhope School, a voluntary aided state secondary in inner South East London, has been awarded the honour of School Librarian of the Year 2020/21.

The winners for the 2020 SLA Information Book Award were announced at a virtual ceremony on 5th November 2020.

Winners of the 2019 Information Book Award are announced

School Librarian of the Year 2019 winner is announced as Ros Harding.