Library News

Published: Tue 26 Oct 2010

Books Reading And Writing Awards 2010 are looking for keen readers [S1-4] to be judges in this years awards.

As a judge you will be asked to read three books between now and Christmas, you will also write a small review for each book and discuss books with your fellow judges at a break time convenient to all. Participating pupil judges will then vote for their favourite book. Knox Academy's winner from the shortlist will then go against the favourite of other participating Scottish schools, with the overall winner announced in February 2011.

The awards run by Scottish Book Trust and sponsored by Royal Mail are in their fifth successful year and grow in strength each year.

The shortlisted titles for secondary pupils are:

Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip

Grass by Cathy MacPhail


The Witching Hour by Elizabeth Laird

For further information and to register to be a judge please see Mr Plain by Friday 5th November 2010.

Published: Fri 3 Sep 2010

Pupils can now collect order forms for Leckie & Leckie and Bright Red past papers from Mr Plain.

The order deadline is 17th September 2010.



Edinburgh University

S5/6 pupils can apply for a Edinburgh University Library reference card. The card allows access to the the book and printed journal collection at Edinburgh University.

Reference cards are issued until the end of June 2011. To apply for a card please see Mr Plain before September 17th.

Queen Margaret University

Pupils in S5/6 can apply for an external membership card with Queen Margaret University. There is no charge for the card but you will be asked for a refunable deposit of £20.

The card allows pupils to borrow 2 items from the univeristy's 21 day loan collection.

For more information about Queen Margaret University external membership please see Mr Plain.

Published: Tue 8 Jun 2010

Stephanie Meyer's novella from the Twilight saga, The short second life of Bree Tanner, is available at £5.99 from Knox Academy's Scholastic webpage. Buying the book from Scholastic gives £1 back to the school library to go towards new books.

Knox Scholastic page can be found at

Cover 2 Cover catalogues have been distributed by English Department Staff to S1/2 pupils, the library holds a supply of catalogues for S3+ pupils.

Closing date for current orders is June 18th 2010.

Your continued support of Knox Academy Library is greatly appreciated


Published: Thu 1 Apr 2010

Anushka Lamb is this week's reader of the week.

Anushka has progressed in reading to gain target of Star Reader.

Anushka will now be working towards Classic Reader. WELL DONE.


Published: Thu 25 Mar 2010

Josh Nisbet has successfully completed quizzes on two titles in Accelerated Reader.

Josh passed both quizzes and is a nearly at the target to progress to the next level of Accelerated Reader.

Josh is this weeks AR Reader of the week.

Reader of the Week will be announced every Wednesday in term time.