The library now is hosting a new exhibition: the products of grade 8’s work on the love theme. The students have created books dealing with the question what love is. This time, the exhibition is outside the library, since the library is currently full of book trolleys and textbooks. We apologize for that!
We would like to give you some book tips for summer reading. Below you can find some tips of what other students have borrowed during the summer and also some books on the love theme.
Are you interested in wild plants? The library has in cooperation with the science teacher Susanna Kertesz recently added a resource to identify plants growing in Sweden and the Nordic region: The Digiflora database. You can find it in the right menu bar below the heading Other resources. It is freely available and contains more than 1500 plants. It is run by the engineers Jan-Olof Nordenstam, Ulf Larsson and Ingmar Tönnby in cooperation with other professions.
Digiflora is available in English, Swedish, Danish and French and the names of plants in more languages than that. To use Digiflora you fill in information about the plant you have found and can get help to determine the name of it. The name is also available in Latin.
The library wishes all of you a very nice summer!
If you want to get in touch with the library during the summer you can always call 031-7089206 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. The library will only be closed the week 30-31.
Right now the Reading Week is going on in the school building and the library. Every day there are new activities coming up:
- Tuesday: Book recommendations and fika
- Wednesday: Book swap day
- Thursday: Taste of the read out loud shelf. Come listen to some story telling!
- Friday: Poetry workshop. Haiku writing.
Students can also during the whole week visit the library to do some crafts, for example making their own bookmarks, create a character cube and more.
During this week we also encourage teachers to begin each lesson with reading aloud or together with the students for 5-10 minutes. Sharing text you like yourself is a good way of inspiring other. It can be quotes, news articles, comic strips, interviews, poetry or whatever. The aim is to encourage all types of reading. In connection with reading week the library initiate the shelf Read Aloud, requested by teachers, where you can find several titles suitable for reading aloud. Below you can find some examples.
What characterizes a good Read Aloud book?
Among other things, the book has a good language, and not too long chapters. The book has an engaging content that stimulates discussion. It is a book that you probably would not have got in touch with otherwise. It broadens your reading repertoire and provide a common experience for those who read the book together. You’ll quickly get into the action and be able to identify yourself with the main characters.
Tip: Reading aloud can increase calm and concentration. You can gain insight into how other people think and feel and get perspective on your own life.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” /George R. R. Martin, author of A Dance with Dragons.
It is the last day of term and the sun is shining in the library. For the past few weeks the library has had materials out for students to make Easter cards and decorations in their breaks. It has been very popular and here are some of the things that students have made.
Don’t worry if you missed out. After the Easter break, it will be Reading Week in the library. We have a number of activities planned, including making your own bookmarks, a bookswap and much more.