Share a story month is here and this year they are encouraging all to pick up a book and explore Myths, Magic and Mayhem. We called out to staff and students to share some of their favorites, which we will be releasing over the coming weeks. Why not continue reading to see what our first group of volunteers had to say. Maybe you will find a new book to explore.
To say that we’ve been going through difficult and challenging times over the last year would be an understatement for many people. Even those of us who have kept generally fit and well, active and upbeat, have often found it hard to find many positive things to think about. And yet, one of the knock-on effects of there being less traffic noise and everyday work-related sounds has been the ability to hear birdsong more clearly.
by guest blogger Jacqui, Library & Information Adviser
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You won’t be able to log into your account in LibrarySearch from 22:00-22:45 this evening (Monday 10 May).
You can still search LibrarySearch, although it won’t say if books are on loan. Accessing digital resources will work as normal.
The brief disruption is due to maintenance work – we’re sorry for the inconvenience
“Nature is our great untapped resource for a mentally healthy future”– Mental Health Foundation
Has the link between nature and mental health ever been more evident?
After over a year where many of us have been tied to our homes, a real hunger to explore nature has evolved across the country. As indoor attractions remained closed, nature reserves became visitor hotspots. Websites which offered wildlife webcams had huge influxes of visitors. Natural England’s new People and Nature Survey (April-June 2020) revealed that almost nine in ten of surveyed adults reported being in nature made them ‘very happy‘. Four in ten adults are spending more time in nature now than before the coronavirus pandemic. Health and wellbeing were among the main reasons given for getting outside.
National ‘share a story month’ was created by ‘The Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ to encourage children to read, to find joy in the stories being told and explore all the different themes that exist within literature. They believed this could be achieved through personal reading, but also through storytelling and sharing.
But, why should it just be aimed at children? Adults enjoy reading too right?