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Leeds Libraries From Home #2

Welcome to issue 2 of the Leeds Libraries & School Library Service newsletter, featuring links to online resources, as well as our top picks from all the incredible content currently available from authors and illustrators.   

Leeds Libraries Digital Resources - supporting school and home learning 

Reading for Pleasure

We have over 19,000 comics and graphic novels, suitable for all ages, available for you to borrow https://www.rbdigital.com/leeds/service/comics

We have added a number of extra eBook and eAudiobooks for children to our library catalogue, which can be downloaded by multiple people at the same time through Borrowbox https://leeds.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default. 

This week’s title highlight: The Boy Who Grew Dragons - Andy Shepherd (KS2 eBook and eAudio)

Join the Library - https://leeds.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/search/registration/$N/SYMWS/true
If you are having issues with joining please contact libraryenquiries@leeds.go.uk or 01133785005

Study Support 

For those of you taking part in local walks why not find out more about how your neighbourhood used to look.  The Leodis website has over 66,000 images of Leeds dating back to the 1690s, see if your house is on there, your school or your local shops and parks. http://www.leodis.net/

Code Clubs in libraries have paused for a while but you can still access all the brilliant resources online. Most of the projects are web based and won’t require any equipment. https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub

Curated Activity

World Book Day UK has created a Book Ideas Hub, containing resources for educators/students/parents to use at home https://www.worldbookday.com/ 

The Leeds Year of Reading Team continue to update their detailed list of resources to support teachers and families, and to sparkinspiration around the Year of Reading. http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/page/15600

Top Picks of the Week

Under 5's – Join in with Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) as he reads his much loved story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt https://www.youtube.com/embed/2OI7fe766nk

Children (5-7) – Join picture book author/illustrator Rob Biddulph (@RobBiddulph for #DrawWithRob every Tuesday and Thursday http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Children (7-11) – visit Faber Booktime and hear Chris Mould (@chrismouldink) talk about his role as illustrator for the new edition of Ted Hughes' The Iron Man. Hear Chris read from the book and draw the Iron Man along with Chris. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FtNE2Fm-3Y

Young People – Marcus Sedgwick (@marcussedgwick) has recorded an audio version of his brilliant novel, Floodland https://marcussedgwick.com/floodland/

Understanding COVID-19 for children – https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf

And finally, visit MyLearning and access free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations. Managed by our partners @LeedsMuseums https://www.mylearning.org/

05 Apr 2020

Rachel Ingle-Teare
Leeds Libraries
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