Tagged: school libraries

School pupils bring the fight for school libraries to Theresa May

A group of school pupils are to petition the prime minister to save school libraries arguing that "knowledge is not a privilege". Read more

Pullman and Gaiman back school library campaign

Authors Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman are among over 150 book trade figures who have lent their support to a campaign to halt... Read more

Scotland’s First Deputy Minister 'intends' national school libraries policy

Scotland’s First Deputy Minister has declared an intention to develop a national policy on school libraries. Read more

Children's Laureates past and present urge end to 'school library lottery'

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has called on education secretary Justine Greening to  end the “disadvantageous school library lottery" and ensure every child in the country... Read more

Teachers' union votes for school library Ofsted inspections

A teachers’ union has voted for libraries to be included in Ofsted inspections, after fears were raised that schools are increasingly viewing books as obsolete.... Read more

Donaldson bemoans school library closures

Bestselling picture book author Julia Donaldson has said the UK government is letting children down by closing libraries in schools. Speaking to the Times... Read more

Free school visits ‘one of the worst things an author can do’

Following the debate over whether authors should be paid to appear at festivals, children’s writers have warned that fewer schools are now offering to pay... Read more

Patterson to fund school libraries in the US

After funding school libraries in the UK via a World Book Day award, author James Patterson is launching a similar scheme in the US. The... Read more

Government promotes child library membership

The government has announced plans to improve literacy by promoting public library membership in primary schools. But the move has had a mixed reaction, with... Read more

Doncaster primary wins Patterson WBD award

Hexthorpe Primary School in Doncaster is set to receive £10,000 of books for its library after winning the inaugural World Book Day Award (WoBoD). The... Read more

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