After a quick search online, I discovered that (in New Zealand dollars) van Riel books are quite expensive to buy! Luckily Hastings District Libraries came to my rescue and allowed me to borrow a copy from their staff collection. Sometimes it helps to live in a smaller centre – I know two of the CYP librarians there and they put in a good word for me!
I have just started reading the first chapter of The Reader-friendly Library Service and have already made copious notes of great display ideas and things to share with our school teaching staff. Rather than write notes in a book that I’ll never open again, I thought it would be a better idea to keep track of my learning here. So as I make my way through the book I will share my responses to its ideas here, chapter by chapter.
I hope you’ll stay tuned and be as inspired as me!