Welcome to Devon School Library Service
“Children who are engaged in reading do better at school”
School Library Service have moved to
Unit 16-17 Blackdown Park, South View Industrial Estate, Willand. Devon EX15 2QW
Our new telephone number is: 01392 287244
Find us on the web at: www.devonsls.org.uk
We look forward to welcoming you to our new Centre
New quiz for World Book Day!
You will find all you need to run a quiz in the Best Practice Guide section of our website. There is an all-new quiz for lower Key Stage 3 this year – look in Best Practice guides for Secondary Schools.
Remember: if your school subscribes but you don’t know your subscriber password, contact your School Library centre.
We have added our new Hot reads list for Spring 2013 to the Booklists section of our website. The lists include something for all abilities and tastes so why not check them out?
New Secondary Book Groups – best practice guide
New Secondary book groups best practice guide is now on line. Click here to download.
New bookmarks from Coombeshead College!
Click here to download the latest bookmarks from Coombeshead College
National Children’s Book Week
Check out the fantastic range of resources available to support primary schools in running activities for National Children’s Book Week 1st – 7th October. The theme is Fantastical creatures so should capture children’s imaginations. If you don’t want to use them now then you can always plan ahead for World Book Day in March.
Free to subscribing schools, just click on the Best Practice Guides link.
New website password for all SLS subscribers
If you haven’t been notified of your subscriber password for 2012-13, phone the School Library Centre: 01392 287244
If you do not subscribe to SLS but would like to use the website, contact Lee Budd: Lee.Budd@babcockinternational.com
Latest Hot reads
We have added some brilliant new lists to our current range of booklists. Check them out in the Booklists section of this site.
- Hot reads for KS1
- Hot reads for KS2
These are annotated lists of recent picture books and fiction to enthuse and engage your pupils. You can look out for some of the titles when you have your next book exchange or why not make the best of your limited budgets by buying from the lists. Just contact your local School Library Centre if you would like help with this.
- Hi interest books for lower ability readers (Primary)
- Hi interest books for lower ability readers (Secondary)
It is a constant challenge for teachers and librarians trying to find titles for older pupils who struggle with reading. We have tried to make life a little easier by identifying a range of titles which might just help. We welcome your feedback on the series and titles in the lists.
Attention all schools!
From April 2 SLS will become part of Babcock LDP.
Please check Contacts for our new contact details.
Books for boys
Our new Best Practice Guide for Primary Schools ‘Getting boys to read’ offers you strategies and resources to encourage boys’ reading. New booklists for Key Stage 1, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 give lots of suggestions for great reads that boys will really rate!
Ready Steady Read!
Our new reading tracker for Years 1-3 is available now. Tracker sheets on a castle theme that children will love! Booklists for suggestions that you will love! All on one CD. Go to Sales for details and how to order.
This site features resources and publications which are only available to subscribing schools. To access these materials, you will need the username and password, which are available from your SLS adviser or the School Library Centre.