Warwickshire Schools Library Service Supporting reading and learning in schools


Next Primary and Secondary Network Meetings

Secondary Network Meetings

  • Thursday 18th May 2023, 2.30pm-3.20pm

We will be meeting at a local secondary school. A great opportunity to see another school's library, share ideas and network.

  • Thursday 22nd June 2023

- Teen Book Award 2023 Shortlisting: 1pm-2.30pm

- Network Meeting: 3pm-4pm

Primary Network Meetings

  • Tuesday 6th June, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Join us for a free virtual workshop on Oral Storytelling. Please click on this link to register.

Oral Storytelling: Exploring simple techniques and ways to learn, shape and tell stories with Kate Coleman

And So the Story Goes ...
The session is the first step of a journey into the practice of oral storytelling, exploring simple techniques and ways to learn, shape and tell stories. We will delve into why particular tales are important to us and how they shape our lives, thinking about why some stories resonate with us and others do not. Exploring the power of the voice, we will explore how we use voice during storytelling through learning to tell stories from the heart, and with that the importance of silence and active listening.
Whilst the session will require some feedback and participation, there is no expectation to tell a story at the end ... unless, of course, you wish to do so! The workshop is playful, and curiosity based as we start to explore oral storytelling and building confidence around taking stories from the page to the body.

For more information, email: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

'Help! I'm Running a Library' Training Course: Sign-up now for our September 2023 course

Are you responsible for running the primary or secondary school library at your school?

Join us for our next, 'Help! I'm Running a Library Course.' It is a great opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in the day-to-day running of the library.book shelves

Date/Time: Tuesday 26th September 2023: 9.30am-12.30pm
Price: WSLS Subscribers: £55
           Non WSLS Subscribers: £85
Venue: Warwickshire Schools Library Service Unit 4, WCC Hawkes Point,1 Hawkes Drive, Heathcote Ind. Estate, CV34 6LX 

Feedback from previous participants:

'Was just so nice to listen to people so knowledgeable with real solutions as I just don’t have time to do all that research on top of my job.'

'I have been inspired to think about how I can improve my library and what is important in there.'

'It was very useful discussing with other schools what their library looked like and included as it made me reflect on our library and what my next steps should be.'  


You can sign-up by filling in the form here: https://forms.office.com/e/HWQVAwLXu8 

For more information, please email schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk