King's Worcester

22 January

King’s Library kick starts eLibrary

We are extremely proud of our eLibrary put together by our fantastic Librarians. Our eLibrary is available to all pupils and staff, allowing electronic access to a huge variety of collections of books and resources.

This brilliant online system put in place in Autumn means pupils and staff still have access to the wide range of resources from our school library electronically, making it safer during the current restrictions.

In addition, we also have a collection on our eLibrary called Wellness Collection. It is a collection of fiction and non-fiction, eBooks and audiobooks which has been curated, with the guidance of experts including our school counsellors, to support young people with all aspects of mental health and is designed to help students flourish in a constantly changing, ever more challenging world.

“It has been very rewarding to be able to recommend books for particular pupils via house tutors during lockdown, and of course they can borrow in complete privacy” Mrs Jeffery, School Librarian.

In response to Wellness Week, the Library has put together a list on our eLibrary of ‘Mood-boosting books for Lockdown’. This is a selection of uplifting, comforting and humorous fiction and self-help non-fiction for both pupils and staff, with both eBooks and audiobooks. The Library is passionate about the many ways in which reading can contribute to wellbeing. Whether that is the ‘readaxation’ practice and enjoyment of reading itself or fiction which gives children a safe place to explore challenging feelings/circumstances that might mirror what they are going through. The Library also has a large and up to date stock of books to support pupils with mental health issues and promote wellbeing.

To utilise this incredible resource, pupils and teachers can access it from the Dashboard on Firefly (under Learning Links) or from the Library page on Firefly, where there is also a guide on how to use.

Also, follow our school Library on Twitter for more recommendations.

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