CLPL Opportunities

Whether you are taking part as a primary school, secondary school, public library or community group, there will be opportunities and events happening across Scotland where you can get more information and inspiration to help you take on the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

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Primary schools

If you are taking part as a primary school, you can come along to one of our sessions on Building a Reading Culture. This CLPL will cover what a reading culture looks like and some great tips to help you build one through the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and other programmes delivered by Scottish Book Trust.


Aberdeen: November 2018 (exact date TBC)
Dumfries & Galloway: Tuesday 30 October 2018, 4-6pm, Dumfries Academy. Book your place using the Dumfries & Galloway CPD Solutions booking system.
North Lanarkshire: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 4-6pm, Noble Primary School, Bellshill. Teachers working in North Lanarkshire can book their place by contacting the Literacy Base on 01698 274990.
Orkney: Monday 8 October 2018, 4-6pm, Orkney Library & Archive, Kirkwall. Book your place at the Orkney event
Scottish Borders: Monday 15 October 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, Langlee CPD Centre, Galashiels. Book your place using the Scottish Borders council CPD booking system.
Shetland:  Wednesday 10 October 2018, 4-6pm, Old Library Centre, Lerwick. Book your place at the Shetland event

Further details and more dates will be announced soon! If you would be interested in hosting a CLPL session in your local authority or cluster, please get in touch with us.

Secondary schools

If you are taking part as a secondary school, our First Minister’s Reading Challenge in Secondary Schools info sessions will give you all of the details you need and the inspiration to get you ready to build a reading culture in your school.

Edinburgh: Monday 24 September 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, National Library of Scotland Book your place at the Edinburgh event
Uddingston: Thursday 27 September 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, Uddingston Grammar School Book your place at the Uddingston event
Perth: Tuesday 2 October 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, Perth Museum & Gallery Book your place at the Perth event
Elgin: Thursday 4 October 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, Elgin Academy Book your place at the Elgin event
Orkney: Tuesday 9 October 2018, 4-6pm, Orkney Library & Archive, Kirkwall Book your place at the Orkney event
Shetland: Thursday 11 October 2018, 4-6pm, Old Library Centre, Lerwick Book your place at the Shetland event
Irvine: Monday 29 October 2018, 4.30-6.30pm, Greenwood Centre Book your place at the Irvine event

If these dates and locations don’t suit you and you would be interested in hosting a CLPL session in your local authority or cluster, please get in touch with us.

Public Libraries & Community Groups

We will be organising drop-in information sessions which libraries and community groups can come along to if they want to find out more about the Reading Challenge, make connections in their local community and get some ideas and inspiration to help them build a reading culture. If you would be interested in attending or hosting one of these sessions, please get in touch with us!

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