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Sligo Library provides a schools exchange service to all primary schools in Sligo Town and County.
The library van visits the schools with a wide selection of reading materials onboard. Teachers and their pupils are invited onboard to choose their selection. Sligo County Library endeavours to visit the schools twice each academic year.
This service gives each primary school the ability to supplement their own resources and give each and every child the library experience.
Subject areas available on the van are popular fiction, classics, a selection of Irish books and a wide range of Non-Fiction titles, which are especially useful for project work. We also provide a collection of literacy titles to assist children who are beginning to read and develop reluctant readers of all ages.
Parent and Teacher Resources
Help and support in all aspects of children’s literature, reading and literacy development is provided. We provide help with special book activities and events and supply book lists on many different areas of children's reading.
Supplies include high interest/low reading ability (Hi/Lo) reading material and series such as Gigglers; Barrington Stokes; Leapfrogs and many more.
If you are thinking of setting up a library at your school, there are many useful publications available for reference e.g. books on children’s literature, school libraries and related topics.
Children's literature journals, resource material and publisher's catalogues are available for reference.
Teacher Resource Library
This is a collection of materials dedicated to various aspects of childhood, special needs and education. This collection is intended to provide information and assistance to both classroom and special needs teachers. The materials here, although not on open display to the general public are available for general lending; you can access them by browsing our catalogue. Topics include Special Needs; Dyslexia; Bullying etc. There is also a large collection of titles available to supplement reading in the classroom.
Teacher Loan Ticket
Secondary, National School and Pre-School teachers can avail of a teaching loan ticket, which will allow them to borrow up to 100 items for a period of one year. This ticket is used primarily for School van visits but surplus items can be borrowed from the Resource Library as long as the individual ticket allocation has not been exceeded (100 items)
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