The end of a busy year in the Library

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The end of another school year in the Library!

As we draw to the end of another busy academic year, the excitement and anticipation of a well-earned break can be felt throughout school.

It is a strange time of year. Emotions are mixed. We felt tearful at waving goodbye to the Year 6 children, yet feel a sense of hope and expectation of what is to come in the new school year.

Soon the Library will evolve into a new theme and I am sure that I will have many helpers to offer a hand along the way.

My octopus friend exceeded all expectations, and managed to hang from the Library ceiling all year! Without intervention! I am hoping that Year 6 will save him from the call of the recycling bin and adopt him ready for September – watch this space!

Thinking back over this last school year, I can’t believe how much we have managed to achieve in the Library;

There was: Roald Dahl Day; World Book Week, which was celebrated with the ‘Drop Everything and Read’ afternoon; two successful Book Fairs; World Book Day where we all dressed up as our favourite characters; we have ‘employed’ our dedicated Library Monitors (who have been brilliant!) and I can’t finish without talking about Accelerated Reader.

Introducing Accelerated Reader has been a busy task, but well worth the hard work that so many people have put into it. The children have been amazing and have adapted so well. They love to quiz and are excited about taking part in the competitions planned for September.

So on that note, have a wonderful summer break and I hope that the children continue with their enthusiasm for books during the holidays. Don’t forget about the Reading Challenge that will be taking place at Haverhill Library over the summer!

What better way to finish than with the wise words of Dr Seuss:

The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you’ll go.

Best wishes

Mrs Thompson