Some members of staff may have found a little surprise in their dookits today. Yesterday the nation celebrated National Poetry Day and today our very own poetry fairy could be seen delivering the poetry day postcards to staff and pupil desks in the school library. I missed the little fairy, it was far too quick for me, but I was very happy to note that she had left me a copy of one of my favourite poems, I Opened a Book. There are some extra poetry day postcards in the school library for pupils to take home and/or post to friends. Lets all share a poem this week. A huge thank you to the Scottish Poetry Library for the postcards this year. Miss Owens.
I Opened A Book
I opened a book and in I strode
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak,
I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon,
dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.
Julia DonaldsonFrom Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum, first published 2004 by Macmillan Children’s Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers International Limited. Text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2004
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.