Library News

Published: Fri 25 Sep 2009

The annual book-fair from Scholastic comes to Knox the week beginning 28th September.
As always the book-fair will include current and classic titles from the world of children’s books alongside posters and stationery. For every item that is sold the school will receive commission which will go towards obtaining books for the school library.

On Wednesday the 30th September from 4.30 pm – 7 pm the fair will be open for you to come along and browse and buy from the wide selection available. A perfect opportunity to start Christmas shopping or sponsor a book from the fair.

To take part in the sponsor a book campaign all you need do is purchase a book from the fair and sign the sponsorship label. You will receive a certificate of your sponsorship and in the first Knox News of the new session 2010 an update of the amount of issues a sponsored book has had will be published. A great way to develop resources within Knox Academy Library, I’m sure you agree.

For more details about the book-fair please contact Mr Plain, School Librarian.

To see a sample of books available at the fair please go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/bookcases/tt

 

Published: Mon 14 Sep 2009

The library will be running the Scholastic Book Fair during w/c 28th September. 

For every purchase made at the bookfair, the school receives commission which can be spent on adding to the fiction stock of the library. 

This year there will be an Open Evening to which all parents are warmly invited.  The library will be open from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm to allow parents to browse and buy books, and there will also be the opportunity to donate a book to the library stock. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Plain (Librarian) with any queries. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Published: Thu 7 May 2009

The school library will re-open to pupils from Monday 11th May 2009, and will be staffed on a rota basis by 3 ELC Librarians until Mr Plain returns. 

Opening hours will be :

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am - 4 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am - 1 pm

 

Published: Tue 27 Jan 2009

'As you may know, Knox has been celebrating the Burns 250 anniversary in many ways: Burns poetry reading and writing in English, "Tam O' Shanter' illustrations in Art, Burns songs in Music, and the life of Burns in History. If you have a son or daughter in S1 or S2, he or she may well have entered a poem or drawing in a local or national competition, or won a prize in a Burns quiz.

To mark this event, Knox Academy is offering you the chance to purchase the commemorative £2 uncirculated coin at a discounted price. The reverse of the coin features an extract from the original manuscript of "Auld Lang Syne", while the outer ring contains the text 1759 ROBERT BURNS 1796, £2.

The coin is housed in a presentation pack which contains an illustrated booklet on the life and works of Robert Burns. It is available from Knox at the discounted price of £4.74 (Retail price £7.78)'.

If you are interested in purchasing a commemorative coin please contact Mr Plain (Librarian).

Thank you.

 

Published: Thu 15 Jan 2009

Books of the month will be announced on the second Wednesday of each month.  This initiative aims to promote recommendations from the School Librarian, English Dept and pupils of Knox Academy to get pupils reading!!   From February the Pupil Recommendation will be selected from a draw of the books pupils have nominated as their own personal favourite however this month the book has been selected based on borrowing statistics.

January Recommendations:

Pupil Recommendation
Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

Classic of the Month
Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott

English Recommend
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Mr Plain Recommends
The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn: The Museum’s Secret by Henry Chancellor

 

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