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Home Languages Collection on Sora

Languages Connect & JCSP Library Project Digital Library Collaboration JCSP Libraries are delighted to introduce our new collaborative project with Languages Connect under which we have added a new Home Languages collection to our Digital Library on Sora. The aim of this collection is to encourage students, with home languages other than English or Irish,… Continue reading Home Languages Collection on Sora

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National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2021

by Kathleen Moran Register your support for DEAR here Following on from our enormously successful 2020 National DEAR Challenge - where we had over 342,000 registered participants - we are once again inviting the entire nation to take time out to join our 2021 Challenge and to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ for 20 minutes at 12… Continue reading National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2021

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EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

The EIRSAT-1 Team in UCD and JCSP Libraries have come together to create the Space Art Challenge. This exciting new space-themed art competition is open to students in JCSP schools across Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIa15hJnpI&ab_channel=JCSPLibraries Free video tutorials with artists Helen Robinson, Jessica Erkal, Aidan Courtney, Emer O Boyle and Alan Nolan will be posted weekly on the… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

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Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

by Éadaoin Quinn It is always on a Thursday at “little break” when The Mile Post is distributed. The newspaper team armed with bundles of papers, take their places at the lockers and the entrance to the canteen, awaiting the bell. The buzz of excitement is evident as both students and staff rush to get… Continue reading Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

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New Cross College Library Hosts Inktober Exhibition

by: Ciaran O'Doherty It was our pleasure to host the launch of the Inktober Art Exhibition here in New Cross College on 31st January. The exhibition includes the work of students from across JCSP Library Project schools who submitted entries as part of the JCSP Demonstration Library Project Inktober Art Competition. The exhibition includes the… Continue reading New Cross College Library Hosts Inktober Exhibition

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JCSP Library in St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin is relaunched as the ‘Lynott Library’

by: Kathleen Moran A commemorative silver coin marking 70 years since rock artist Phil Lynott was born was launched by the Central Bank and unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins on November 26th. The launch took place in St. Kevin's College, Crumlin, Dublin - the school Lynott attended in his youth. Every student and staff member, as well… Continue reading JCSP Library in St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin is relaunched as the ‘Lynott Library’

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‘Read Your Mind’ launches in all JCSP Libraries

by: Kathleen Moran The JCSP Demonstration Library Project, in collaboration with Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, has launched the 'Read Your Mind', Book Project in all JCSP school libraries across the country. Self-help books are now recognised as a vital source of support for people experiencing mental health difficulties. Read Your Mind… Continue reading ‘Read Your Mind’ launches in all JCSP Libraries

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Welcome!

Welcome to the JCSP Library Project’s brand new blog, a place to share all of the wonderful teaching and learning experiences happening across our Project.  What will you find here? Articles on all aspects of literacy, libraries and readingReviews of activities and events in JCSP librariesAnnouncements about new booksBook listsBook reviews from librariansBook trailersCompetitionsAnd much… Continue reading Welcome!