Past Events


September 2018

I have some fabulous news to pass on regarding our Secretary Emma Suffield, and her journey in the School Librarian of the Year Award. I am delighted to pass on the news that she is an Honorary Finalist and will be going to London on 9th October!

My heart felt congratulations Emma, you are a fabulous librarian, a great ambassador for Lancashire school librarians and an inspiration to us all! I hope to see you all soon and in the meantime, keep up the good work folks.

Best wishes, Kathy Edge

March 2018

  • We welcome Kathy Edge as our new Chair, with Emma Suffield now Vice Chair and Secretary.
  • Ruth Donald has received branch funding to attend this year's SLA weekend course in Glasgow. Congratulations Ruth!
  • 'We Are Reading' has been launched as a year long pledge by Lancs County Council School Improvement Service in collaboration with Lancashire Libraries. Schools have been invited to 'take the reading pledge' and collaborate with a cluster of nearby schools to achieve their aims. Colleagues who have not already done so are invited to register their interest through the School's Portal, or by contacting Paul Duckworth at Lancashire School Improvement Service.

Summer social, 2018For our Summer Social, members took a tour of the libraries and museum at Stoneyhurst on July 11th with a guided tour by the curator who gave an extremely interesting account of the history of the many rare and beautiful artefacts in Stonyhurst's possession.

The tour was followed by a meal. Thanks to Jo Harwood for organising the event.


Pupil Librarian ConferenceOur Library volunteers enjoyed their Pupil Librarian Conference on June 25th at St Wilfrid's, Blackburn. Hosted by our new Vice-chair and secretary Emma Suffield, students worked together to solve a Murder by the Book mystery; The Fishing Game; A Book Quiz and took away fantastic goody-bags at the end of the day. The event celebrates the support we receive from our Pupil Librarians throughout the year.


AGM 2018Our AGM took place on Thursday 22 March and was hosted by outgoing chairperson Rosalind Buckland. The event was well attended and saw the start of a transition where we agreed to amend our constitution and refresh our committee structure.


Farewell and much appreciation to outgoing Chair & Secretary Rosalind and ValerieSadly, we wished a very fond farewell, best wishes and a very big thank you to our secretary Valerie Laycock. Emma Suffield was welcomed to the role.



The excellent afternoon workshop was delivered by author and teacher Kenny Pieper : Reading for pleasure, a passport to everywhere (Independent Thinking Press, 2016).



past events