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What's on at the SLA this week...

27 June 2021 Share

Your weekly roundup of all the exciting events not to be missed this week.

Sunday 4th July

Alice in Wonderland Day

Commemorating Lewis Carroll's first telling of the famous children's story to his young inspiration, Alice Liddell, why not celebrate Alice Day this year with the Story Museum online or in Oxford, or with Mr Dilly's wonderfully funny, gloriously entertaining, deliciously surreal online show!


There are also some exciting job opportunities closing this week, don't miss out!

ILC Manager - St Laurence School (closes 28th June)

Librarian - Oakham School (closes 1st July)


And remember, coming up next week...


Wednesday 7th July, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Introduction to using eBooks in your school library

This webinar will provide an introduction to using eBooks in your school library, exploring the pros and cons of eBooks in schools with reviews of some of the platforms available that could work for you.

Book here


Saturday 10th July

Launch of The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge and Teacher's Reading Challenge


Teacher's Reading Challenge 

 After a hugely successful inaugural year that saw over 2,400 people take part, The Teachers’ Reading Challenge will return on Saturday 10 July 2021! The Challenge encourages school and library staff to expand their knowledge of children’s books and develop their understanding of reading for pleasure pedagogy. The Challenge is for anybody who is a Reader Teacher, including all education professionals, public and school library staff, and trainee teachers. Sign up ahead of the launch at teachersreadingchallenge.org.uk 


Summer Reading Challenge

For this year’s Challenge, The Reading Agency has partnered with WWF to create ‘Wild World Heroes’, inspiring children to take action for nature and the environment. With exclusive incentives to collect and plenty of brilliant books to enjoy, the Challenge is the perfect summer activity to build young readers’ skills and confidence during the school break, and will be available in libraries across the UK this summer. 

For more information, visit: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk


Plus, don't miss out on these job opportunities:


Learning Resource Centre Assistant - Steyning Grammar School (closes 5th July)

Library and Archives Manager - Kingsford School (closes 8th July)

Part-time Primary School Librarian - Telferscot Primary School (closes 9th July)