We had a 'Guess the Shelfie' Competition running in the library this week to celebrate World Book Day. 17 members of staff were brave enough to give pupils a glimpse into their personal book shelf and pupils had to match the books to the member of staff.
Pupils spent the whole week trying to work out which shelf belonged to which member of staff and a few were pleasantly surprised to see what books teachers were reading at home. There was quite a buzz of excitement in the library leading up to the grand reveal. Three senior pupils won the main prize of a copy of each of the World Book Day books and all other entrants were put into a hat and two runners up were awarded a book each. It was a brilliant day and a celebration of reading.
Promoting reading, in all forms, is a huge part of the life of the library. This is done in various ways including whole school book events to celebrate World Book Day and Scottish Book Week. Senior students are welcome to use the library to study quietly throughout the day and all students can access the library facilities at lunchtime.
The School Library is staffed by a chartered librarian, Miss Catherine Owens.
The catalogue offers staff and pupils access to stock held across the whole of South Ayrshire, which they can borrow and return here at Marr College. To further enhance the library experience we have an app that can be downloaded for apple and android devices, where eBooks and audio books can be easily borrowed.