Best Practice

Click and Collect? Ideas to keep your school library going during Covid-19

Managing and running a school library service during the Covid-19 pandemic has obvious challenges. Valerie Dewhurst discusses her approaches, including a Click and Collect book service, Book Boxes, and virtual celebrations

The new academic year came with much trepidation and of course with so many uncertainties – how would my library function, how would I get books back in the hands of our students, how would I continue to deliver library lessons, and how would I celebrate all the wonderful literary events we so often run and support?

Guidance there was in abundance and it was a very wise move to keep up-to-date with all the news sent out to librarians. Both CILIP and the School Library Association did their very best to keep us informed, but it was still a massive concern returning to my school library (see CILIP, 2020).

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