The Library's primary objective is to foster a school-wide reading culture via book borrowing, however, there are other ways in which pupils can demonstrate their interest in literature and reading for enjoyment. Getting involved can mean writing a book review, conducting an interview with an author or joining a writing competition. Some of the ideas can be seen below:
Escape, Connect, Relate is a city-wide bibliotherapy project created by City of Edinburgh School Librarians. Student Ambassadors play an indispensable role in promoting the project, whether by writing book reviews, researching potential titles, and many other duties. An Escape, Connect, Relate Student Ambassador is the ideal voluntary role for those who are not only avid readers, but are also keen to help others and create a culture of empathy and compassion.
Teen Titles is a magazine created and distributed by City of Edinburgh School Librarians and Publications Team, comprised of book reviews written by school pupils for school pupils. Getting involved with Teen Titles is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to be published and read widely; as well as reading newly released titles for review, pupils get a chance to interview successful authors like Cassandra Clare and Tom Palmer. Several back are available online to read and download as PDFs - more information can be found in Digital Resources: Miscellaneous.
Dare to Read is a book list compiled by City of Edinburgh School Librarians for older teens or those who are wanting more challenging titles to read. New book lists are delivered to school libraries across the City; a great resource to help you pick your next read. A PDF copy of the 2019 Dare to Read list can be found under Digital Resources: Miscellaneous.