WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 – THURSDAY 2 MARCH!
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, we have received £1 book vouchers that we can offer to children and young people who can then take their voucher to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).
MAKE SURE YOU GRAB YOURS AT NUNEATON CAMPUS LIBRARY TODAY!
A reminder that both our Nuneaton and Hinckley Campus Libraries are open during Half term!
Come to the Library and buy a raffle ticket. The raffle has some great prizes and will be drawn on Wednesday 16th December. All proceeds to Glebe House. On Wednesday you can come and we will be doing henna painting.
Come and take a bauble from our Christmas Gift tree and donate something to the Glebe House Hamper
Loans across all sites – 2,404
(Nun – 1,520/HC – 577)
More books, DVDs and equipment were borrowed last month compared to the same month last year.
Active borrowers – 442
Fewer students and staff used the library to borrow resources compared to the same month last year.
Reservations – 2
Fewer reservations were placed for library items compared to the same month last year.
E-book page views – 5,463
Decline in e-books use compared to the same month last year.
Most popular e-books:
- Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems (4th Edition)
- Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology (3rd Edition)
- Early Years for Levels 4 & 5 and the Foundation Degree
- CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (2nd Edition)
ClickView users – 41
ClickView allows recording of TV programmes, and streams them to classrooms and home on demand.
ClickView titles accessed last month –92 (585 views overall)
- March 2014 – 90 (466 views overall).
Most popular programmes:
- 24 hours in police custody: series 01, programme 07
- Suffragettes forever! Programme 01
- Inside the human body: programme 02
- Cara Clarke – systems Librarian left to go and work at Ulster University last month.
- We had a successful cake sale and raised £86.55 for Glebe House.
- Staff made nests using recycled magazines and sold them with chocolates in and raised £10.50 for Glebe House
- We have purchased new kinder box books.
- We have had 5 new headphones at Nuneaton and 5 at HC. They were given to us by E-services.
Loans across all sites – 2,135
Slightly fewer books, DVDs and equipment were borrowed from the library compared to the same month last year
Active borrowers – 731
More students and staff used the library to borrow resources compared to the same month last year
Next Monday (11/11/13) is Remembrance Day. People all over the UK and abroad will fall silent for two minutes to remember those soldiers who have died since the beginning of the First World War. The Nuneaton college library has some poppies available at the help desk. All donations received for these will go to the Royal British Legion.
The Nuneaton campus also has a selection of books, ebooks and DVDs available about the First and Second World wars, titles include: Poetry of the first world war by Dominic Hibberd, Europe At War by Graham Darby, Anne Frank The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank and Otto Frank, The D-Day encyclopedia by David G Chandler, Sophie Scholl (DVD), The First World War A Very Short Introduction(ebook),Paths Of Glory (DVD)and The Great War In Colour (DVD)
The Library has just purchased the following fantastic e-Book for Motor Vehicle students:
The Repair of Vehicle Bodies
For more information on e-books and how to access them, click here
Paper-based copies of these books are also on order and shall soon be in stock in the Library.
Avid readers of the library blog may remember that a few months ago, Elizabeth Earle entered an online competition to write a novel in just 30 hours. Unfortunately Liz didn’t win the competition, yet she didn’t let that deter her and has since gone on to get her entry published! The Girl With Nine Lives: The Adventures of Benedict and Blackwell is available to buy on Amazon along with her first novel Tartarus. The college library will be buying a copy of The Girl With Nine Lives within the next few months, it’ll then be available to borrow from the Nuneaton campus library.
To read our exclusive interview with Liz on the writing process click here.
Congratulations to Liz on her achievment and the best of luck in her future writing career.