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Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

by Mairéad Duggan “We are still here for you!” These were the first words posted by our wonderful JCSP Co-ordinator in Microsoft Teams in our online School Library Team. We are still here for you! It seemed like the most important thing to say. We had ventured into the unknown – a journey of remote… Continue reading Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

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Broadcasting Challenge

Interested in Developing your Broadcasting Skills? Over the past few months, the School of Jock has worked with 3 JCSP Library Project schools in Tallaght, Dublin. The aim of the project was to establish a Radio Station which would be based in the ‘Press Room’ of St. Aidan's Community School and which would be available… Continue reading Broadcasting Challenge

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JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge

This May an exciting new photography initiative has just been launched by The JCSP Libraries project. This initiative is designed to promote visual literacy and creative thinking. There are two different versions of this challenge: The JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and The JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge. The JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge A… Continue reading JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge

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#SprINK20

by Joe Kelly, Eileen McDermott and Rebecca Ford On foot of the school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the JCSP Librarian team initiated a range of challenges, competitions, and engagement activities to share amongst their project and school communities. Earlier in the year, the team, thanks to the work of Ciaran O'Doherty of New… Continue reading #SprINK20

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National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2020

by Kathleen Moran Register your support for DEAR here Total Registrations = 342,712 Given that so many of us are now spending so much more time in our homes, now is an excellent time to to take some time to enjoy reading for pleasure. We are therefore inviting the entire nation to take time out… Continue reading National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2020

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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!