Our final celebration on World Book Day was the prize draw for our Blind Date with a Book challenge. Every pupil who took the risk and completed a cupids card got their name put into a hat and three names were drawn. The winners were Caley, Aefa and Emma. Well done girls. Cupids cards can be read in the library for the next few weeks, if anyone is looking for inspiration on their next read. Warning: They do range from 'best book ever' to 'if I owned this book, I'd burn it'
Throughout World Book Day, 2nd March, there were three scheduled English classes in the library. To celebrate stories and do something booky they each took over the official School twitter account and created their own stories. Each of the stories began with the same sentence: He opened the door, slowly. There it stood. Their task was to decide the next sentence ensuring it was no longer than the required 140 characters for a tweet. The pupils then passed their sentence on whilst tearing off the sentence they had been given and coming to type that one up. This way the storyteller only ever had the sentence before and not the whole story to work from. It was good fun and all three stories are below . Mr Ross, whose S1 class was not involved but who were in English at the same time had the twitter feed on display and the class really enjoyed watching the story unfold in real time.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations the library became a photo booth over lunchtime. There were an abundance of props ranging from super hero masks to witches broomsticks and as you can see from the gallery below the pupils had great fun recreating known characters and creating their own, such as SuperOwl!
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.