That’s the summer reading sorted! Watch out Library Foundation Degree and ICT in Libraries classes of 2013 🙂
Posted by LibeRaCe on June 24, 2013
If you haven’t already opened an ATHENS account, call down to the library with your valid ID Card and ask one of your friendly librarians at the desk to help you sign up. Your ATHENS account also gives you access to 20 other online databases including ones covering newspapers, journal articles and e-book texts for your course.
Posted by LibeRaCe on March 30, 2012
The library has just purchased the following series of fantasy literature:
Book 1 – A Game of Thrones (Click on the images for reader reviews)
The first book introduces us to the continent of Westeros and the families plotting and scheming against each other for control of the land and population. Winter is coming and with it an ancient supernatural evil, so old it is now believed to be myth!
Book 2 – A Clash of Kings
The seven kingdoms continue to be fought over by the different royal houses. Dragons are raised and the men of the Night Watch prepare to fight the walking dead that creep south with winter.
Book 3 – A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow
The epic series continues with the Starks in the north defending their land against the Machiavellian Lanisters in the south. While they concentrate on the Lanisters, the Wild People, who practice ancient dark magic, prepare to invade the north from beyond the great wall.
Book 4 – A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold
A Storm of Swords continues with the Stark family scattered and Robb Stark still wearing his crown but, in thrall to Walder Frey, Lord of the Crossing. Daenerys Stormborn, the last born of the Dragon King, ravages the slave traders and endeavors to hire mercenaries for her revenge against the families of Westeros.
Book 5 – A Feast for Crows
The Lannisters are back in power and the war is over, for now! Vengeance is brewing and new conflicts are igniting! In the North the mysterious Others threaten the wall.
Interactive map of Westeros:
Posted by LibeRaCe on January 27, 2012
The following online resource was collected by Manchester University and lists a number of links covering all four crusades! Some of the links are dead but, there are still some very good free resources produced or hosted by universities and colleges.
Also, the library subscribes to the BBC History Magazine that this month contains an article by Thomas Asbridge who’s three-part series The Crusades is now on BBC 2. Back issues of magazines and journals can be taken out on loan; just ask at the library counter.
We also have the following books in stock! Click on the icons for readers reviews.
Posted by LibeRaCe on May 17, 2010
The Library World cup competition starts today 17th May until Friday June 18th. To take part, all you have to do is take out a book that has a world cup bookmark or any of the books on display. If you draw a team that wins its group stage (groups A-H) then you win one of eight prizes. The list of teams drawn out will be displayed the week commencing 21st June, when you will be able to follow the progress of your team.
For further information ask at the library counter.
Posted by LibeRaCe on May 14, 2010
We have added a new RSS feed to the LibeRaCe blog homepage to help you keep track of all the new stock being added to the college library collection. This service is linked to LibraryThing.com, which is a great way to record, review and share your reading lists!
Click on this icon on the right of the screen to read the list of new stock.
Please save the library blog to your favourites menu to keep up to date. You can also access the Library Blog through links in Moodle, TALIS Prism and from the College Website.
Posted by LibeRaCe on April 26, 2010
Here you can get updates on the latest book group news
Take part in special promotions like the current Aur Pur/Pure Gold collection
Rave about what your reading now
Rant about the book you love to hate
If your class is reading a title for group work or you need to write a Review, why not join in the online forum to see what others think of it?
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Posted by LibeRaCe on March 29, 2010
The Aur Pur/Pure Gold promotion has been running for the last three years in North Wales public libraries but, this year FE and HE colleges are involved, including Coleg Llandrillo library.
The aim of the promotion is to show the wide range of stimulating books available free of charge for readers in libraries in Wales, and has been funded from the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Marketing Strategy for Libraries.
Librarians from Estyn Allan y Gogledd, the reader development network, have chosen twelve books, all from Wales but which take the reader to many different places.
Back Home, Bethan Darwin
The Schoolboy, Holly Howitt
Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta, Glen Peters
Tag, Stephen May
My Little Armalite, James Hawes
Flint, Margaret Redfern
Mr Blaidd, Llwyd Owen
Man Esgyrn, Sian Owen
Hi a fi, Eigra Lewis Roberts
Haf o Hyd, Geraint Lewis
Naw Mis, Caryl Lewis
Alias Myth a Jones, Dafydd Huws
Call into the library, Rhos site, to pick up any of the titles above. You can also now write a review of the books for the student online reading group – Blog Off and Read!
Posted by LibeRaCe on February 11, 2010
Congratulations to three Coleg Llandrillo Denbigh students for winning the reader development competition. Niame Traore is an ESOL student and used our Oxford Bookworms collection to practice her english reading skills. Mathew Thomas McDonald and Helen Williams are both on the STEPS program and have been reading as part of their classroom activities. Niame and Mathew both won an MP3 video player and Helen has won £20 worth of book tokens!
All three students took part in the Six Book Challenge 2010. The challenge was to read and review six books. Students could choose any six books they liked (at any level) to enter the challenge and needed to send in all six reviews to the library. Coleg Llandrillo Rhos winners to be announced shortly!
Over half of adults (56%) have literacy skills below the level of a good GCSE (NAO, Skills for Life: Progress in Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy, 2008). “Our stubborn national skills problems show we need new ways to tackle literacy issues,” said Miranda McKearney, Director of The Reading Agency. “We launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008, and I wish we’d started it years ago! It’s a deceptively simple, motivational scheme that has a tremendous impact on people’s lives.’
9,000 adults took part in the Six Book Challenge in 2009, up 25% on 2008. 70% of library services across the UK ran the scheme as well as colleges, adult and community education centres, workplaces and prisons. 90% of participants said they feel more confident about reading after taking part, and tutors say that the Challenge improves learners’ confidence, increases their motivation and helps them develop a reading habit.
Author Mike Gayle, who is Patron of the Six Book Challenge and a keen supporter of adult literacy initiatives, said: “Anything that encourages adult learners to get stuck into a good read has got to be a good thing in my book! I’m proud to be involved in this terrific initiative that is making a real difference to those who have felt excluded from the world of books.”