Visiting Congleton Library

Date: 16th Jan 2018 @ 8:22pm

What a wonderful afternoon at Congleton Library the children in year 4, 5 and 6 had today. Usually, when we go on a school trip, we go much further afield, however it today we stayed in the area and it was nice to visit a place that is local to everyone and that is free for everyone to use.

We were met at the library by Jenny and some of the other people who work there, who began by telling us a little about how we can use the library, such as how to get a library card (free and very easy), how many books we are allowed to borrow at one time (20) and how long we are allowed to keep them for (3 weeks)..

Year 6 were introduced the ICT aspect of the library. This was a really useful exercise as Jenny allowed the children to all log on to a computer and then showed them how to use Cheshire East library service online. There are lots of different programmes available by simply visitng ttp://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/libraries/eresources/eresources.aspx and clicking on 'homework and study'. Today the children mainly used a programme called 'World Book Kids' which is a little like an online encyclopaedia. They were able to research any subject, find information, pictures and images, play games linking to lots of different subjects and look at interactive maps. Why not log on to the website and explore the other programmes available.

Year 4 and 5 were given a tour of the library and learnt a little bit more about the way that it is set out and how best to choose books they may like. They learnt about the different areas of the library and how the books are categorised and also explored the online system to check if the library had their favourite books available.

There are a number of libraries nearby including Cheshire libraries; Congleton, Alsager, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield and Sandbach and Staffordshire libraries; Biddulph, Kidsgrove, Newcastle and Talke all of which are completely free to join and to borrow books from. Lots of them, including Congleton also run sessions such as reading activities, or arts and crafts clubs during the weekends or the holidays.

If your child borrowed a book today please ensure it is returned 6th February (this will be the due date).

Congleton library run a ‘Lego Club’ free of charge from 3:30pm – 5:00pm every Thursday.

 

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