Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020 and this year’s theme is ‘kindness.’ Did you know that kindness can be beneficial for our mental health? Watch the video below to find out more Find out more about this year’s theme on the Mental Health Foundation website Mental Health Films: The BBC has […]

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May 21, 2020

‘Life in Lockdown’ Art Competition – submit here!

Due to the success of our Illustration competition, the Library is launching a ‘Life in Lockdown’ Art competition for students and staff to get their teeth in to! The competition aims to catch a glimpse of life in these challenging times whilst exercising creativity to showcase the talents of college students and staff. The competition […]

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May 1, 2020

Creative Writing Contest 2020 – submit here!

As we are living through a time most of us have never experienced before, the Library is launching a Creative Writing challenge to showcase writing skills and exercise creativity in these challenging times. You can become a lockdown linguist by producing a piece of creative writing beginning with the following starter sentence … ‘As towns […]

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May 1, 2020

Illustration Competition Winners 2020

We are pleased to reveal the winners of this year’s Library Illustration Competition. This year’s theme was ‘In the Wild’ and this resulted in a number of high quality entries, across many mediums. Voting took place on the Library website for three weeks, where we had over 60 votes. Thank you to everybody that took […]

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April 29, 2020

Library Staff Judge National Competition

Once again, the Library is supporting BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words campaign. The Library’s very own Lynn and Joe have been selected as judges to sift through entries and help contribute to choosing the winners of this year’s competition. ‘500 Words’, first launched in 2011 is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children […]

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April 27, 2020

World Book Night gets people reading!

Thank you for all your comments and photos for World Book Night! Keep reading! World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on this day every year. Up and down the country, it is an opportunity to celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives. Many people joined […]

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April 24, 2020

Get involved with World Book Night 2020!

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives. Due to the current situation in the world, World Book Night 2020 […]

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April 20, 2020

Submit Reading Ahead Online!

Are you taking part in Reading Ahead this year? Why not continue the scheme buy submitting your reading online! The Library now has a Reading Ahead submission page on this website! Remember there will be a certificate and prize for every challenge finisher. Send your comments for each of the six pieces of text you […]

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April 20, 2020

Library Awards Ceremonies 2020

The Library would like to inform all students that this year’s Library Awards Ceremonies at Daventry and Booth Lane, planned for Tuesday 11th May and Monday 18th May respectively have been cancelled due to the current College closure and ongoing measures regarding Coronavirus. We would like to reassure all students that Library competition winners and […]

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April 17, 2020

International Booker Prize 2020 shortlist revealed

From the Reading Groups For Everyone website: The judges of the 2020 International Booker Prize have revealed the six shortlisted books in contention for the prize, which celebrates the finest translated fiction from around the world. The shortlist was announced on The Booker Prizes social media and website. The shortlist The Enlightenment of The Greengage […]

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April 7, 2020