Out Library team was busy this term with new displays in the Library, designed to promote reading in the school. One of the new displays this term was a selection of “books of the film”. These were the original books that were made into Films. The selection was called, “If You Liked the Movie, You’ll Love the Book”. The latest display is entitled – BLACK AND WHITE AND READ ALL OVER! and the library team have the posters all around the school directing students to the library.
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.
Mrs Shannon and her team put together displays that reflect what is current such as displays dealing with the Centenary of World War I and Valentines Day.
The Library Christmas Tree made of books is now almost a tradition in the Grammar School.