Sep 25

Library Inductions are now starting with Year 6 students in the Michael Parker Library -


Welcome by Ramesh NG on Flickr

Looking forward to seeing your class soon!

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Sep 11

To all Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 students

Are you ready for a challenge? Then we are going to give you your Reading Challenge for this year!

Reading Challenge

You will be given your new challenges during your first Library Lesson. If you want to find out more, then have a look at the Reading Challenge page on this site.

Show us what YOU can achieve!

Our Reading is Fun Wiki has also been updated for the Reading Challenge:

Reading is Fun Wiki

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Sep 06

New books have come in to support A-Level Philosophy of Religion. Mrs Robinson has created a Pinterest board to display them to you:

Please come in to the Library if you would like to use these books.

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Sep 04

The largest library in Europe was opened yesterday in Birmingham. The wonderful Malala Yousafzai gave a very inspirational speech as she opened the Library.

Library of Birmingham Website

Our school Library Service is a much smaller version, of course, but it is run on the same professional principles. If students learn how to use our service, they will be able to access large university and public libraries with real success and with a massive impact on their future studies.

Watch the video to hear Malala’s wonderful speech about the power of books, libraries and education. There is also a link to the full text below the video:

Full text of Malala’s speech.

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Sep 02

Welcome back to all students and staff.

Hoping to see you all using our Library Services this year.

Please come in and talk to Mrs Robinson, the Librarian!

Welcome Back

Welcome Back by Joe Shlabotnik on Flickr.

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Jun 19

Seattle Public Library’s amazing video!

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Jun 19

The winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal have been announced today!

Carnegie Winner 2013

Greenaway Winner 2013


Images clipped from the official Carnegie and Greenaway Shadowing site.

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Jun 07

Fantastic news this week – the very popular author, Malorie Blackman, has been appointed as the new Children’s Laureate.

Students at The Dixie Grammar School love her books, especially the Noughts and Crosses series.

Noughts & Crosses Series

She has a new book out this week, Noble Conflict. It is on order for the Senior School Library – here is the book trailer:

Congratulations to Malorie!

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May 15

Mrs Robinson has made these two new guides to the Library Services at The Dixie Grammar School:

Joint Library Services

Governor Guide to the Library Services on Issuu:

Junior School Library

Staff Guide on Issuu:

We hope you find them interesting and helpful. Here is full range of our Library Guides.

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May 08

Wow! There is a film of one of Mrs Robinson’s favourite ever books, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Anyway, here is the trailer:

We have the book in the Senior School Library – why not give it a try?

Ender's Game
For more information about the fabulous Ender’s Game – have a look at this site and access this interview with Orson Scott Card.

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