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
Jamie Rix - posting one story per week to his YouTube channel
Harry Potter Philospher's Stone quiz - on Quizshed
Hotel Flamingo Life in Lockdown - free story download in this popular series from Alex Milway
Little People, Big Dreams - new website for the popular factual book series with activities etc
Bloomsbury Guided Reading - partnership with CLPE offering teachers notes on over 70 books
Amrit Birdi - video showing how he illustrated the cover of the new Alex Rider graphic novel, Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz and Antony Johnston.
Poetry Society virtual 'shelfies' - reading recommendations on various topics, suitable for young people
Children's Bookshow - sharing book of the week emails, videos etc
Isadora Moon - guide to writing
Jennifer Bell, Wonderscape - Teachers Notes
Oliver Jeffers reading one of his books a day live on Instagram, posted to his website afterwards
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/