Saturday, October 10, 2015

Welcome to the new SHERLOCK HONG LIBRARY CLUB


“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”  
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Are you a teacher or school librarian? Are you a parent or student with a great passion for reading?

We're starting this new outreach programme to celebrate the growth of the Sherlock Hong series, and also to thank the many dedicated librarians around the world who have helped to introduce these books to young readers. (Read about it here.)

We've seen how important it is to create an interactive and fun reading environment in schools, so that children can feel at home as they browse, read and travel to storylands in their imagination. This is the surest way to develop lifelong reading habits. Who knows, some of them may end up writing books themselves.



So if you're a school librarian in Singapore and you'd like one of our Reading Champions from Marshall Cavendish to visit your class and give a talk, or hold a book fair, or just introduce new books to the students, feel free to send us an email and let us know! We welcome all requests. Be as creative as possible.

We're also trying out a new thing called Books@Recess. Our Reading Champions from Marshall Cavendish will set up a nice booth in the canteen for students to drop by, explore new titles, pick up free worksheets and just chat about how and what and why they read. We've found that this is a great way to engage reluctant readers and help them discover the joy of reading.

To kick off the SHERLOCK HONG LIBRARY CLUB, we've prepared a set of six cool worksheets that you can download and print on your own. Find ways to put them up inside or around your library. Student librarians can draw on these worksheets, colour them, make extra copies, and basically do whatever inspires them so that they can create a more friendly and encouraging reading space for their friends.

We'll be posting more stuff for school libraries soon. Do remember to contact us if you'd like a Reading Champion to visit your school for a free Books@Recess session!

Thanks to our publisher and community partner Marshall Cavendish for making this possible.



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FREE WORKSHEETS FOR LIBRARIES
Instructions: Download the images below and print on A4 paper.
Or get the full PDF version here. Have fun!



Worksheet #1: Maze


Worksheet #2: Draw and colour


Worksheet #3: Draw and colour


Worksheet #4: Draw and colour


Worksheet #5: Draw and colour



Worksheet #6: Word search