Well, it's 2023! We've been back for 2 weeks and this year seems to be flying already!
That being said: For some, January can be a difficult time of year and many of us can struggle with the cold weather, dark mornings and post-Christmas slump.
We're here to tell you how we use books and reading-related activities to cheer ourselves up at times like these...
- Play "Spot the plot" differences in a book, versus the movie of the book.
- Join or attend a book club
- Write a joke book from a stand up comedy show (I recommend Brian Reagan)
- Read books about animals
- Read books about exploration
- Re-read a book you love
- Read POSITIVE
- Check out David Baddiel's books
- Go to a book club
- Go to the SMS Book & Biscuit club on Wednesday lunch times
- Read something you like
- Read with friends
- Read funny books
- Go to Book & Biscuit Club
- Read books about happy things
- Find a good series
- Meet up with friends to discuss books
- Avoid books about sad topics
- Meet up with friends to read
- Read in an odd or funny place
- Discover a new type of book
- Set yourself a challenge. E.g - how much can you read in an hour?
- Visit a local library
If you do feel down or are struggling, at any time, please don't hesitate to speak to someone you feel comfortable with: A parent, care, other trusted adult, friend or teacher.
And last, but not least, the library is open again to parents, carers and pupils tomorrow morning from 9.30-11.30am. Brush off those winter cobwebs and come for a browse with a hot drink and a biscuit. We hope to see you there!