Library News

Published: Tue 27 Nov 2012

St Andrew's Day will see Scottish Book Trust launch National Reading Hour during Scottish Book Week.

Between 11am and 12 noon you are encouraged to read for one hour. The aim is to get as many people participating in reading to illustrate the literary history of the nation. It also provides a relaxing start to the weekend or a dedicated time for reading notes and success guides for looming S5/6 Prelims.

To find out more please click here.

Published: Mon 5 Nov 2012

The Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Conference 2012 will be held in The Mitchell Library, Glasgow on Saturday 1st December at 10am - 4.15pm.

Pupils aged 14 -17 who have an interest in creative writing will be able to participate in workshops and meet established writers who will encourage progress in your creative writing.

Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is this year's keynote speaker and Annabel will also be running a workshop along with other critically acclaimed authors.

The cost of the conference is £6 and you must book in advance at Young Writers Conference.

Published: Wed 31 Oct 2012

I’ve just set up our Scholastic Book Club school group order online. This means you can now order all the books in your Book Clubs leaflet. S1/2 pupils will receive a catalogue from their English teacher and other year groups can collect a copy from the Library. You can browse the Scholastic catalogues at Scholastic Knox Academy Club and, what's more, you'll be able to have your books delivered to school for FREE!

You need to order your books by Friday 16th November 2012. After that date, I’ll confirm that all orders are in and the books will be delivered to school for me to hand out in class. For every £1 you spend 20p goes back to our school to spend on much-needed books for our library!

Take a look at what’s on offer here Scholastic Knox Academy Club – there are some great bargains with books costing as little as £1.99!

Kind regards

Mr B. Plain

Published: Wed 24 Oct 2012

After the trick and treating has been done, settle down to a scary and thrilling ghost story.

Click here for some suggestions.

Published: Fri 14 Sep 2012

The annual Scholastic Book-Fair arrives in the library on the 24th of September until the 1st of October. The Book-Fair offers pupils the chance to purchase current fiction and selected non-fiction titles at discounted prices. Posters and stationery items are also available for pupils to purchase.

Selected titles available in this year's fair include Hunger Games Book Box Set at £9.99; the latest Artemis Foul in an exclusive paperback edition for the fair at £6.99 and the Mercy Falls trilogy box set at £12.99.

Scholastic gives the school 20p from every pound to help purchase books for the school library to assist in keeping the literacy and reading activities of the school current.

Your purchases from 2011/12 Book-Fair allowed the school to purchase a set of Michael Morpurgo novels; a pack of Jacqueline Wilson hardbacks; a set of Cherub novels by Robert Muchamore and all the current published novels by David Walliams.