This page will collate the SLA resources that are of particular use when working from home.
These are in addition to our usual provision of Online Courses, Publications, the CPD Library and the support resources and advice line.
The SLA office is still open, and we are on hand to maintain services.
You can find a list of resources and platforms which have been made freely available below, as well as information about upcoming events and plans in reaction to the closure of schools.
We will update this page as needed. Best wishes for you all at this time.
Recently added Resources/Activities
#ReadIndieForward - support your favourite independent bookstore
Kent Online - reading in lockdown & online book clubs to join
Quentin Blake - free ecards
Old Vic - production of Patrick Ness A Monster Calls available to be watched online from 7p.m. 5th June - 11th June
Alex Rider TV series - starting on Amazon Prime 4.6.20 trailer here
Chichester Theatre - The Midnight Gang production available to view online until the 29th May
Anne Frank - if Anne Frank was a vlogger, Youtube channel
Winnie & Wilbur Stay At Home - free wbook & activities
Toppsta Read 15 Mins a Day Challenge - bingo card & other resources to promote reading
Anthony Horowitz - 3 chapters of new Diamond Brothers story Where Seagulls Dare now online, next chapter released on Friday
Moon Lane Books & Toys - HipHop Love Books, picture book videos
Thomas Taylor - @ThomasHTaylor answering questions & launching a new drawing competition with Toppsta 13.5.20 on Twitter at 19.30
Mr Bodd - 2 new alternative reading tube maps, 7+ & 9+
JKP Library - free ebooks on topical subjects
Just Imagine - free webinars on the theme of reading
Children's Bookshow - sharing book of the week emails, videos etc
Wizarding World - Chapter 1 of Philosopher's Stone read by Daniel Radcliffe
Empathy Day online - 9th June
Isadora Moon - guide to writing
Forestry England - 10 ways to keep kids entertained during Covid-19
#MayThe4thBeWithYou - Star Wars resources list
Everybody Worries - free downloadable picture book about the pandemic from Oxford Owl
The Gruffalo - themed resources
Hay Festival - archive of author videos
Junior Library Guild - free access to online reading platform
We are running a series of webinars over the next few months, on topics from social media to library events, to hearing from international education and leadership speaker Richard Gerver. You can find out more about the webinars here: https://www.sla.org.uk/events
I'm sure there's no shortage of things on your to-do list that you never usually get time to do, but here's some suggestions:
There's a longer list available here from Sarah Pavey, care of SLG: https://slgtalkingbooks.com/2020/03/23/things-to-do-if-your-school-library-is-closed/
Many people have understandably been asking about the weekend course, and whether it's going ahead. At the moment, the plan is to continue as usual, but we are monitoring the situation closely. We realise this uncertainity may hamper people's ability to book, so we have created an 'Expression of Interest' form which allows you to benefit from the Early Bird discount (if signed up before 31st March) even if you don't book until closer to the date.