The Learning Renaissance

How to Build an Engaging Classroom Library | Edutopia

Teachers can provide meaningful texts for their students that reflect their interests and facilitate deep connections to what they’re reading. …thinking of classic literature, the ways in which characters who … Continue reading

November 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Twilight of the Libraries: What Gets Lost When Books Go Off-Site and Online | The Walrus

Libraries can’t escape the push for digitization, but we still need actual books on shelves. It is now a commonplace in the library literature that “many libraries are undertaking massive … Continue reading

August 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Libraries and Literacy

April 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Festive Creativity

At Lancaster Library, via Sophie Devonshire on Instagram

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Virtual library gives children in England free book access | BBC News

Children in England will be able to access books online free during school closures via a virtual library. Internet classroom Oak National Academy created the library after schools moved to remote learning … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Society That Gives Up on Reading Gives Up on Culture and Decent Values

This from The Guardian regarding the 800 libraries that have closed in the UK since 2010 when the Tory government came to power… An annual survey shows sharp cuts to … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Life…

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: The Magic of Reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps | BBC News

Old maps of the Moon and stars are being shared to mark 50 years since the first manned lunar landing. Some will feature in a series of tweets by Cambridge … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The internet is the end of libraries? Not in Finland!

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Tory government subscribed to the view that Libraries were redundant given the ubiquitous nature of the internet. Finland begs to differ and … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Libraries

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Thought For The Day: Reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Cherishing Libraries

As Pirjo Suhonen says about libraries and literacy: “Finnish people have a lot to thank for libraries. There is no illiteracy in Finland and libraries play a big part in … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

University’s three-legged cat ‘relieves exam stress’ | BBC News

Taking tea with the ginger tom is popular with Cambridge students missing their pets. Jasper, a five-year-old ginger tom, belongs to the deputy librarian at the Marshall Library of Economics. … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The Guardian

This article first appeared in The Guardian in 2013, but remains pertinent today. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phonics vs Reading – Professor Stephen Krashen

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close | BBC News

Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment