Tuesday, 11 September 2012

We wished upon a star and...

One of the first things that I did after getting involved in our school library was to set up a library wish list on Amazon. There was a bit of a debate about the ethics of using Amazon given the modern pressure on bookshops but we decided that an Amazon wish list was probably the easiest way of setting up a suitable place for parents and friends to find a list of titles that we were keen to add. When we put out a reminder about it (at Xmas and before the end of term) we remind people that they are free to buy books elsewhere and let us know so that we can remove them off the list and this does happen so I think it works pretty well.

At the end of last term we had more people than ever donating books to the school, especially when they had children leaving the school. I found out yesterday though that someone (who wishes to remain anonymous) has bought everything that was left (and available to order) on the wish list-  that's over 100 books! We're all enormously touched and the kids are going to be very very lucky this year :). All in all we've had nearly 200 books donated to the school library since I set up the list. (School librarians- it's worth having a list because you never know, someday your wishes might just come true!)

So I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated books to the school library this year, by donating to the library you've given something to the whole school and to all our future readers.

Look at some of the awesome new books that will soon grace our shelves (I am so, so glad that I weeded!)

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