Fun in the Sun 27 June 2018

A picnic in the sun with books in the school garden 😎🌻📚 was the perfect way to enjoy lunchtime on one of our hottest days this year.

Novelties Book Club enjoyed a final fling of the session on Wednesday 27 June, sharing holiday plans and chatting about our new books.

Staff Book Group – Final Meeting of the session – 27 June 2018

Staff Book Group met for the final time this session on Wednesday 27 June for a lunch party and for discussion of The Party by Elizabeth Day. Party time indeed!

Everyone enjoyed lots of chat about Martin and Ben and obsession and jealousy in the book The Party.

The Staff Book Group also shared summer books for the World Cup Reading Challenge and Mrs Lee scored with her book from Panama. Mr Clark was deep in thought. About his book from Russia, perhaps?

Looking forward to sharing reviews and books after the holidays AND to sharing a food/drink from a World Cup participating country.

Sizzling Summer Reading Display

Is it the last week of term? 😎 Hadn’t noticed.

We are all about getting Beach Book Ready this week with our Sizzling Summer Reading Display #SummerReads #lastweekofterm 😎🌞📚.



Reading recs and our Sizzling Summer Display start today. Beginning with some wonderful books set in/at the seaside 📚🏄🏊 #SummerReading.

A favourite, a classic & in our BGE book talk programme is Swallows and Amazons . Part of the Sizzling Summer Reading Display….. set/at the seaside  Well…. the Lake District. But, had to be included 📚👍.

We are enjoying the book recommendations from staff & students. Try one of these. Suggested by Mr Clark in our English department and Rory in S4. Or, Fire Star by Chris d’Lacey, recommended by Callum in S6.


There are also lots of travel books, guides and loads and loads of fabulous fiction.

Primary 7 Book to Film Poster Library Transition Challenge – Winners June 2018

It was a very difficult task, but our Art department judges have chosen the winners of our Book to Film Poster Challenge from our primary schools. The winners were based on their originality and differences from the original book covers, while showing an understanding of the story. The judges were impressed with the quality of all the designs.

Drum roll……the overall winner & winner from St Sylvester’s Primary School  is Dearbhla with her strong and bold design. Very original, said the judges and enticing…. Winner of our Book to Film Poster Challenge. Congratulations Dearbhla👏.

The winner of our Book to Film Poster Challenge from Bishopmill Primary is Alex in class P7O. Gives a good sense of mystery, said our judges. Well done Alex!

High visual impact from David, the winner from East End Primary in our Book to Film Poster Challenge. Fab work👍 David.

The winner from Seafield Primary School, of our Book to Film Poster Challenge is Reuben. His design gives a clear idea of the content, said our judges. YAY! for Reuben😁.

Our judges said: shows understanding and knowledge of the story. Give it up for Sarah, the winner from West End Primary School , of our Book to Film Poster Challenge. Well done!

All part of the transition fun.

To all our winners, enjoy your prizes.👍📚.

Comic Characters Club – Excelsior Award Winner – 21 June 2018

WINNER of the 2018 Excelsior Award is BATMAN: THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES by @TomKingTK @mikeljanin @Clay_Mann_ @DCComics .

The Comic Characters Club met on 21 June for the final time this session. To celebrate  the Excelsior Award winner & to look forward to ElCon Elgin  🎉 Elgin’s first comics convention is on 24 June.

The winner of the Excelsior Award 2018 Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles is clearly a popular choice with our Comic Characters Club and Mr Clark. Happy dances all round. 🎉👍.

Advanced Higher English Students Dissertations June 2018

One of the favourite times of the year, for sure…. is discussing and exploring books with the Advanced Higher English students for their dissertations. The class visited the library on 21 June and there were lovely and lively chats, talking about possibilities for dissertation topics.

Thomas & Cameron were heads down and talking H.P. Lovecraft, while Sophie wanted to browse in a pile of books by different authors. Tyra is happy with the classic To Kill a Mockingbird and new The Hate U Give, whilst Cameron, well ….. politics is his thing…. so it was time for some literary heavyweights!

Book chats and recommendations are available all year round. Just ask Mrs Toonen.

Go Wild in the Library! Summer Reading Event 20 June 2018

Our Go Wild! Summer Reading Event was…..Wild!

The Dino Bites & cupcakes sold out and there was a queue for face painting with Ellie. It was lovely to welcome our new S1s, who were in school for two days – 20th and 21st June  There was some reading going on too, hidden away in corners, on beanbags 📚

The wonderful withdrawn library books were snapped up, at bargain prices, and Ally was chuffed to bits with her haul of 13 books! One happy reader 📚👍.

Our special guest at the Go Wild! summer reading event was a huge hit.

The Bookasaurus impressed everyone & he especially enjoyed meeting our staff: Ms Toon, Mr Scott, Miss Weir and Mr Clark. The Bookasurus left his summer holiday reading recommendations in the library. Dinotastic!

Massive thanks goes to our Novelties Book Club and top crew of Library Assistants, for creating and providing another memorable summer reading event.

Didn’t think we could top last year’s reading fort, but they did! Proud Librarian!

Refugee Week 2018

Have a look at our new display for  Refugee Week 2018 and look out for the poster about famous refugees too #differentpasts #sharedfutures .

We have a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books to read


Go Wild! June 2018

Getting ready to Go Wild! All corridors lead to the library at lunchtime on Wednesday 20 June. For lots of fun & activities. Brought to you by the Novelties Book Club & the Library Assistants ☺🍰💜📚🌿🐜.

They are ready to Go Wild!

This summer reading event is all about exploring and fun and our soon-to-be S1s (who are in school on 20 and 21 June) will be guaranteed a warm welcome at lunchtime.

Look out for Ivo and Vaughan’s Dinosaur Quiz – How Much Do You REALLY Know? Try a Dino Selfie if you dare.

Isla will be face painting and we are in awe of Isobella and Carrie’s Dino Biscuits and Wild Cupcakes. Rhys will helping everyone to Choose Your Own Adventure and wait for the special guest……!!

Go Wild! In the Library: summer reading event planned for 20 June 2018

On Wednesday 20 June, the library will be transformed and all sorts of activities will be happening at lunchtime. We shall have an Usborne Book Fair and withdrawn library books for sale too – get sorted for the summer holidays!

There will be face painting, a dinosaur quiz (How much do you REALLY know?) and Dino biscuits, Wild cupcakes and….the special guest…  The Bookasaurus!

Do not miss this event. All created and provided for you by Novelties Book Club and the Library Assistants.

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