We know this is an enormously challenging time for schools, children & families and we're here to help.
Here are some ways in which we can make things a little easier for you when it comes to managing your library, providing accessible resources to keep your students engaged and getting the new term off to a good start.
Win a £250 Peters book bundle!
To celebrate World Book Day earlier this year, we're going to be giving away a Peters book bundle worth £250 every week for 6 weeks from the 15th March!
There are 4 primary and 2 secondary bundles up for grabs and books can be chosen for you by Peters professional librarians or you can select them yourself.
All you need to do to enter the draw is fill in this online formonce and you'll be entered into each of the prize draws (primary or secondary).
We teamed up with GovNet for this expert panel Q&A webinar all about putting literacy first and the importance of reading for pleasure for young people right now.
We were joined by an incredible group of literacy, library and education experts; Christine Lockwood from the UK Literacy Association, Adam Lancaster Senior Librarian, Head of Literacy and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Monk's Walk School, Dawn Woods, Member Development Librarian from the School Library Association and Tricia Adams, Co-Founder All Around Reading.
We hope this session will provide some practical guidance for all those involved with reading in schools today. Recording coming soon!
Whether your library is open at the moment or you're planning to open it soon, here are a few things that will be helpful to you:
Setting up a click and collect type service - register for our next webinar here.
Importing new student data into your library system - Take a look at our latest webinar here for help and advice and see below for information on the new CRC Intake module for automated student provisioning
Classroom and library displays to motivate - take a look at these bright and colourful posters
Welcoming new students and staff - our parents, student and staff info leaflets will come in handy
CRC Intake: Automated seamless student data imports
We've developed a new module for our Reading Cloud, Junior Librarian and Eclipse users called CRC Intake that will automate your student data import process by synchronising your school management information system with your library management system to ensure data accuracy across your systems and save you lots of time.
Take a look at our latest article for all the information you'll need to help you manage your library remotely including giving access to your students, finding help and guidance in our knowledge base, how to contact us with any support queries as well as:
Using Literacy 360 insights to keep students on the right track
A child's reading personality is as unique as they are and understanding their reading behaviours and preferences is vital when it comes to literacy and reading for pleasure.
If you're looking for ways to engage your students at the moment and keep them interested in reading for enjoyment, knowing how they really feel about reading , what they like to read, how they like to read and how they see themselves as readers is crucial.
Literacy 360, based on Adam Lancaster's Impact Through Reading methodology and Attitude to Reading survey will provide you with the insights you need.
Watch our on demand webinar to hear from Adam about how you can use Literacy 360 to help you and your students right now.
Our customer webinars are a really great way to expand your learning and take advantage of some useful hints & tips.
We ran a fantastic programme of webinars over the summer term covering various topics such as cataloguing know how, managing reminders, tools and features that help promote reading for pleasure and creating views for your students to support the curriculum.
You can catch up on all the webinar recordings at any timehere >>
The Customer Resource Hub is a dedicated area created to help Reading Cloud Schools make the best use of their library system and it includes a range of useful resources including "how to" videos, themed webinars and guidance documents and downloads.
If you haven't already done so now could be a good time to take a look at our FREE online School Library Evaluation tool! It takes around 15 minutes to complete and covers 6 broad areas. Find out if there are any areas you can improve to make your library even better for your students & staﬀ!
If you completed the evaluation tool last year, why not take it again and compare the insights and results to measure progress and improvements.
The link between healthy young minds and positive reading behaviours in children has long been established and we all know what a huge impact reading for pleasure can have on self esteem, self confidence and all round happiness.
With children being challenged in so many different ways at the moment, it's the ideal time to encourage reading for pleasure and all the benefits it brings.
Plus ebooks and audio books can be accessed from anywhere at any time and they provide a cost-effective way to diversify your resources!
We have lots of insightful webinar recordings and blogs covering a variety of topics from prioritising literacy in the "new normal", prescription vs. autonomy in MATs to Q&A webinars with experienced primary and secondary Reading Cloud school librarians and most recently with Adam Lancaster ,experienced Senior Librarian, Head of Literacy and creator of the Impact Through Reading methodology.
So if you've missed anything you can easily catch up when you have the time!