Library Art Competition: Thoughts, Feelings and Emotions

Library Art competition - Thoughts, Feelings and Emotions

The Library’s latest art competition, entitled ‘Thoughts, Feeling and Emotions’ aims to catch a glimpse in people’s minds during what continues to be a challenging time at the start of a new year. There’s no better time to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions through art whilst at the same time, exercising creativity to showcase […]

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January 17, 2021

Literary Competition Winners

Once Upon a Dream Literary competition logo

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Library’s Literary Competition 2020/21! With the theme of ‘Once Upon a Dream’, we were looking forward to receiving lots of brilliant literary masterpieces featuring real life aspirations, fantasy worlds and works inspired by your own dreams or nightmares… and you rose to the challenge – we […]

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January 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Library Services

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Library centres at Booth Lane and Daventry are continuing to operate during the current lockdown with reduced staffing. However the Library at Lower Mounts is closed until further notice. Please note there is currently restricted physical access to the Library centres due to social distancing measures. We regret that you will not be permitted […]

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January 5, 2021

Students recognised for progress in DigiCap scheme

DigiCap student, Jack Dolan

This week, the Library has been recognising students’ progress in DigiCap, an award-winning scheme created to increase confidence in students digital skills. Daventry student Jack Dolan is one of those to have received a certificate of achievement. Jack is studying Digital Skills with Northampton College Libraries alongside his main programme; L1 Vehicle Mechanical Maintenance & […]

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November 17, 2020

Library Literary Competition – *NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES*

Once Upon a Dream Literary competition logo

The Library is inviting all students and staff to enter this year’s Daniel Stannard Literary competition. Whether it’s a real life aspiration, a fantasy world created by your imagination or inspired by your own dreams or nightmares, this competition is a great way to express yourself through words! Entries can be in the form of […]

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November 12, 2020

Word Detective and Maths Magician are back!

Maths Magician and Word Detective

The Library will be welcoming back two popular schemes this week as Word Detective and Maths Magician will be making their long awaited returns. Due to the pandemic and to reduce contact and handling of diaries, this year both schemes will be online via Google Classroom. Word Detective Word Detective is a 20-week literacy scheme […]

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November 2, 2020

Celebrating Success at Daventry

Daventry students with their certificates

The Library at Daventry has been busy recognising the success of students within Library schemes. It has resulted in a really poignant small socially distanced ‘ceremony’ where students came to the Library individually to collect their certificates. Certificates were given for completers of the Library’s schemes such as: Word Detective – A 20-week literacy scheme […]

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October 19, 2020

Celebrating Black History

Black history books in the Library

Black History Month is an opportunity for all of us to spend time reflecting on our own actions and recognising any potential bias we may have, however unintentional and unconscious that may be. It is a chance for us to open our hearts and recognise that it is more important than ever before that we […]

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October 13, 2020

‘See it like a poet’ for National Poetry Day!

National Poetry Day logo

National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 1st October 2020, and this year’s theme is ‘Vision’. There is a great selection of poems linking to the theme, from poets past and present giving you the opportunity to ‘see it as a poet!’ Share with your friends on social media or simply take some time […]

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October 1, 2020

Changes to Library Service

guide to the library for students

The Library would like to inform all students of changes made to the Library service across all three centres. Access and study: To ensure that social distancing and safety of all College members is not compromised there is currently no provision for either individual or group study. Library resources: Physical resources such as books and DVDs are […]

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September 6, 2020