Keeping your reading culture alive during lockdown
This resource provides support and ideas to help you continue to build a strong reading culture.
We have included examples from schools and libraries across Scotland to give you a flavour of how other educational settings are adapting to the current situation. You do not need to use all the activities in this resource; choose activities that suit you, your setting and your school priorities.
This resource is support and ideas to help you sustain enthusiasm for reading during school closures and other disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
We have included examples from schools and libraries across Scotland to give you a flavour of how other educational settings are adapting to the current situation.
For pupils and staff across Scotland, school libraries and book borrowing and lending will have to adapt to the current circumstances and safety guidelines. This resource offers ideas and advice for librarians, teachers and school staff on how to support safe book borrowing, and how to encourage reading for pleasure during this challenging time.
The resource contains advice and ideas for:
- Preparing for book borrowing
- Managing book stock
- Browsing books
- E-lending opportunities
- Creating a buzz around reading
Bookzilla is Scottish Book Trust's free app for early secondary school students in Scotland, designed by and with teenagers. The app encourages pupils to read for pleasure, whether they are already regular readers or just embarking on their reading journey, including book recommendations, ratings and reading dares.
This resource includes ideas for using the app in school, including activities to use in school library sessions, class time and book group meetings.