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Books from Reading Agency's Reading Well list on stress and self-esteemWe’ve been adding some more of the Reading Agency’s Reading Well book list for young people to our collection.

The latest batch gives you advice on how to boost your self-confidence:

Self-Esteem and Being You by Anita Naik

and how to overcome stress in your life:

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp

The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan

The Anxiety Survival Gide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry & Panic by Jennifer Shannon

The stress guides help you handle problems with friends, family, eating, exams, bullying, cyber bullying and social media. As well as issues with drugs, alcohol and self-harming. If you are not a student at Hillcroft College. You can find copies from this collection in your local public library.

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World Book Night 2017 logoThis year we’re celebrating World Book Night on Friday 28 April from 200-330 in the Learning Resources Centre for our students.

World Book Night rules have changed so our LRC is sponsoring a set of books to give away to our students. As usual we are keeping the title of the book secret. Why? Because our celebration event activities reflect the theme of the book! And not only that it feeds into our refreshments too.

We’ve already installed the surprise book onto our set of Kindles so any one wanting to try out the electronic reading experience can do so at the event.

Our activities will lead to prizes and there will be a chance for our attendees to get creative and talk about books they’ve enjoyed. We’ll be adding these recommendations onto the World Book Night Good Reads List. This year we have Wendy Morris from Kingston University Library joining us to celebrate. Wendy works with us and our reading group The Real Book Club whose next book is set to be Harry Bingham’s Quick Read Dead Simple.

Find out about the impact of World Book Night 2016 on the World Book Night report. And take a look at what we did at last year’s event on our Sway.

The Learning Resources team are all busy reading our chosen book in advance and making the activities…We look forward to the event on Friday.

Gathering of the funny tie  wearers at World Book Night

Gathering of the fun tie wearers at World Book Night (it was a beautiful day in fact)

Last Thursday was special in the LRC because we hosted games and a book giveaway as part of the World Book Night 2015 celebrations. The theme was linked with our choice of giveaway book ‘Water for Elephants‘ which is set in a circus during the Great Depression. So we enjoyed cream soda and lemonade, popcorn and pretzels. We also had a crazy/fun tie dress-up theme to transform us from being plain rubes.

We had 10 circus-themed activities with 3 spot prizes for fast completers of the activities. These prize-winning activities were the reorder the stories, recommend a book on Padlet and word jumbles. If you received a copy of ‘Water for Elephants’ from us and fancy another chance to win a prize here is a short survey you can complete. We have more copies to give away too so please do not hesitate to come in and ask us for the elephant book if you missed out on the 23rd April.

Let us know if you enjoyed World Book Night or have any suggestions to other events we could celebrate. Big thank you to everyone who got involved and to the The Reading Agency for granting us permission to be official book givers.


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