Tagged: school libraries

 Rising to the challenge

Rising to the challenge

Lockdowns put significant demands on the school library sector but librarians have adapted to cope with the new landscape. Read more

Growing Up in Ireland report reveals impact of library funding’s 2008 scrapping

In 2008, as the global financial crisis peaked and Ireland faced a long period of austerity, the government announced that the primary school library fund... Read more

Almost three-quarters of schools cut library provision through pandemic

A new survey from charity Read for Good, which has donated bundles of books to 50 schools nationwide, has found school library funding has been... Read more

NLT and PRH team up to review school library provision

The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House UK have launched a review into national primary school library provision.   Read more

Children’s Laureate Cowell calls for £100m investment in school libraries

​Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.... Read more

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

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