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New book helps school librarians to harness the power of game-based learning

Sep
13

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Playing Games in the School Library by Sarah Pavey

At a time when even the youngest of children are digitally savvy multitaskers with short attention spans, Playing Games in the School Library is a comprehensive resource for those looking to diversify their pedagogical style by utilising game-based learning in the library setting. It illustrates how game play can be developed through applying learning theory to practice, exemplified by case studies taken from a variety of international contexts.

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Books are medicine for the soul

Sep
12

Facet Publishing announce the release of Bibliotherapy, edited by Sarah McNicol and Liz Brewster.

Bibliotherapy has developed over the past 100 years, but the premise remains the same: that information, guidance, and solace can be found in books. Bibliotherapy schemes have been offered in UK public libraries and healthcare and community settings since the early 2000s, providing access to selected written materials which it is hoped will have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing.

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Essential new guidelines for secondary school libraries

May
12

CILIP, through their publishing arm Facet Publishing, have announced the release of the third edition of The CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9696).

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Children's Library Play Kit Wins Award

Nov
21

The Little Librarian library play kit has been selected as a finalist in the Disney Family Fun Magazine Toy of the Year Award Contest for 2010. Disney Family Fun Magazine states "Everything kids need to start a library, including book pockets, library cards, and more, can be found in this back-to-basics toy. The set encourages pretend play, reading, and organizational skills, but one tester's favorite part? Giving out late notices!"

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