Our library, in the capable hands of Mrs Rita Shannon, is a wonderful resource for the students and teachers. The library is home, not only to a fantastic collection of books, magazines and daily and weekly newspapers, but also to the Chess Club and the Lunchtime Debates. In January it was the base for the Ocean FM broadcast from SGS.
Assisted by a team of TY students, Mrs Shannon keeps the books up-to-date and in good condition and every student in the Grammar School has a free library ticket assigned to them – they need only call up and collect it.
The Library is open every lunchtime and all students are welcome to use it. Many students find it a calm and peaceful retreat from the noise and action of the locker areas.
This year the library has comfy and cheerful new chairs generously given by the Sligo Grammar School Alumni. Ideal for a relaxing read!
Mrs Shannon and her team put together displays that reflect current events and celebrations as well as presenting collections of books that reflect a theme of interest to the students. Here are some examples…
The Library Christmas Tree made of books is now almost a tradition in the Grammar School.