In primary and middle schools there is a time table for each subject. In a well planned time table there is a provision for some other important activities too like games or library. School library has a great importance in school. In this post we are talking about library period and the importance of library activities and its utilization for enhancing students general knowledge and mental ability.
In primary and middle schools there are textbooks are the main teaching-learning material and textbooks are especially designed according the needs of the students and their age group. In recent last few years many educational departments made an innovation. They printed textbooks in many colors and students find textbooks more interesting in colored pictures and texts. How school library can be useful for students?
School library is a good and appropriate collection of the books and magazines for the students and teachers and it should be used.
Library Activities in Schools:
As other co-curricular activities library and library books can be used n important activities. Library period is a period where students can read the books of their interest. It gives them a pleasure to read, pleasure to learn. In library activities teachers can inspire the students learning to read and reading to learn. Many books which seem expensive but they are very useful for students because they are designed for student's interest. In a library period their may be various activities free activities for students and teacher guided activities. The good example of teacher guided library activities is "Use of Dictionary" where students find different words in dictionary and teacher facilitates the students in searching the words. In different schools there should be different library activities as the facilities of the the library. It is a good opportunity to develop the reading culture in the school.
Library Period in Schools:
In a small school, where number of the students are few, teacher can arrange a period for library and such other activities and teacher can inspire the students to read the books. This period can be useful to self instructed learning. Students can discover the new things and ideas in library period.
A good library period is the period where students find an opportunity to improve their reading skill by reading for pleasure. A good school library can become an innovative learning space too. School library may be a good place of curriculum resources. It is a good idea where school library helps in curriculum activities too. The senior students can donate their old books in school library and these books can be useful for the new students.
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