Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Books and Breakfast

We've been doing Books and Breakfast every year in the library for at least the last 7 years. Each December, we pull all the nonfiction books we have purchased in the last year and put all the resources out on display. There is also coffee and tea as well as baking available for teachers to snack on. We make the library available to teachers only from 8-9 and invite teachers to come and browse the resources.

Why I love Books and Breakfast

1. Teachers get to see firsthand the new resources which we arrange according to subject. We all know how valuable it is to have the time to pick up books and flip through them, but this rarely happens in our busy school day.

2. A whole bunch of teachers in the library with books and food means that conversations happen and when there are conversations, ideas are shared which spark new ideas.

3. As teachers move forward in their planning for the school year, hopefully they'll remember the new resources that they can tap into. And that they'll tap into the library program and teacher librarian in the process.

I also love seeing how we have spent the library budget on nonfiction resources over a period of 12 months across 2 school years. I'm always amazed at the wide range of purchases both in terms of topic and reading level.

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