Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Football and...libraries??

Being a Brummie, a librarian and an Aston Villa fan, obviously I absolutely loved this story which popped up in my Twitter feed this morning - the new Library of Birmingham will be lit up in claret and blue for the next few weeks in a partnership with the club. According to Villa's website, the club will be providing numeracy and literacy workshops in the Library sometime next year too. Something for those of you interested in football/sport and social inclusion to keep an eye on perhaps.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Happy Christmas!

The end of term is here and I hope this has been a good one for you. Just a quick note to say don't forget that you can access our ebooks and online journals from home, using the catalogue and DISCOVER as usual. Similarly, if you need any help with study skills, get yourself enrolled on the Study Hub: Online if you're not already - this is a community in BREO and you can enrol on it by clicking on the link in the middle of your BREO homepage - you can access these useful guides and worksheets from home too.

If you're local to Bedford then remember that the library will continue to open 24/7 all throughout the Christmas period (even Christmas Day), although staff will not be available for most of this time - please check the opening hours to see when they will be here.

I'll be around next week, so if you've got any subject-related queries before Christmas, please do get in touch as usual.

I had hoped to finish with a festive sports-related story, but I've been unable to find anything...so you'll have to make do with some Arsenal players in their Christmas jumpers I'm afraid.

Have a relaxing vacation and I'll see many of you next term.