The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards

The Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals are one of the most prestigious children’s book awards. Run by The Library and Information Association, CILIP, the Carnegie award recognises a writer annually for an “outstanding book written in English for Children and young people” (CILIP, 2019). Starting in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie … More The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards

Online Resource of the Month: Gale Primary Sources

TWITTER: @GaleCengage FACEBOOK: facebook.com/GaleCengage YOUTUBE: Gale SUBJECTS PARTICULARLY USEFUL FOR: American Studies, Archaeology, Criminology, Education Studies, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, History, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Media & Communication, Politics. Formerly known as Artemis, Gale Primary Sources brings together the collections of 5 databases: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection 19th Century UK Periodicals … More Online Resource of the Month: Gale Primary Sources

Short Story Week

This week in the library we are celebrating Short Story Week! On the top floor you will find a display with some of our selections of short stories. Have a peruse through our pictures below with some choice picks from our story collections to whet your appetite for a tale or two, or to inspire your own creative writing! … More Short Story Week

Spoooooooky Staff Picks!

This Halloween some of our library staff have picked their favourite scary stories  to share with you. Dare you read them..? MW – Osamu Tezuka “Amazing dark story with more than one twist, elegantly told and beautifully drawn. Osamu Tezuka’s creative genius really shines through on every page.” MW follows Garai, a Catholic priest, Yuki, … More Spoooooooky Staff Picks!

A Day Life in the Life… of the Casual Library Staff

Welcome to a day in the life of two casual staff members at the library, Greyson and Kate! During term time our hours are flexible, both of us work between 16 and 18 hours per week. Our role includes shelving (aka procrastinating shelving), and sitting at either the upstairs or downstairs desk, where you’ll often … More A Day Life in the Life… of the Casual Library Staff

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!

Chelsea, one of our interns, shares her experiences… Every year, throughout the month of November, a non-profit organisation by the name of ‘NaNoWriMo’ hosts a global online writing event; an event which has seen the publication of hundreds of novel as an outcome! National Novel Writing Month – aka. NaNoWriMo – encourages budding writers to … More NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!

National Coming Out Day

Last month saw the celebration of International Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd), a global campaign to raise awareness of bisexuality, often the silent B in LGBT. This month we celebrate National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on October 11 each year, represented by the NCOD logo below. The ethos behind NCOD … More National Coming Out Day

World Autism Awareness Week

This week is World Autism Week! (27th March – 2nd April 2017) Come and visit our Literary Facts Board near the central staircase! Here you can take away a fact about literature, and/or write a fact yourself on a post-it and leave it for someone else on the board! Here are some of the interesting facts so far… We’ve also created a … More World Autism Awareness Week