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Good news! You can't cancel stories!


Scientists tell us that if we are feeling sad or anxious, one of the very best ways to relax and feel brighter again is to pick up a good book and get reading. Grown ups, have a look at this blog we love if you want to find out more....


Of course, we all already knew that at Clifford Road. That's why we have reading for pleasure every day and our school reading challenge lets you read the books you love. So during this next few weeks of doing school at home, don't forget to keep reading and keep happy!


Remember there are lots of resources on our library pages to help you and you are very welcome to email us.


We are happy to bring you lovely new books to read so if you have run out, please get in touch!


Ruth and Lisa

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How can we still have a library?

Maybe you didn't think of this before, but the library is not just a room where we keep books: it is a community where we learn to love reading together. So please keep doing all those things you usually do in the library. Things like:


  • reading with/to your brothers and sisters and friends
  • recommending books to each other
  • keeping up to date with your reading challenge and asking us for help when you need it 
  • making your own books, stories and comic strips
  • making and using puppets to retell stories you know
  • keeping your books tidy and organised
  • playing games together and making crafts/illustrations to go with the books you've enjoyed
  • finding a nice cosy place with cushions and blankets to just chill out with a book when you need a moment of calm.


We would also love you to join in some activities with us that we will post each week. Keep using the library like you would at school: if you come every day to see what's new, do that. If you check in once a week to keep up with your reading challenge, we can help with that. There will be special days and events celebrating wonderful stories and national reading events. Drop us an email with your ideas.
















Share a Story with Kieron Dyer

Kieron Dyer visits the library for Share a Story week. 

Kieron is an English former professional footballer, who played as a midfielder. 

Born in Ipswich, he played youth football for  Ipswich Town before going on to make nearly 100 league appearances for the club's first team. He was sold to Newcastle United for £6 million, at the time the highest fee paid for an Ipswich player, and made nearly 200 appearances for Newcastle between 1999 and 2007. Kieron represented England on 33 occasions between 1999 and 2007. He was a member of the England squads which reached the quarter-finals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004. Kieron still lives in Ipswich and coaches the Ipswich Town youth teams.

Kieron's favourite story as a child was Jack and the Beanstalk so this is the story he read to the children in the library. Mercedes asked Kieron why this story was his favourite and he explain that as a child he was quite mischievous and adventurous and had a beanstalk magically appeared one day, he would have climbed it and taken the things Jack took!


A Special Visitor - The Mayor of Ipswich Reads a Story

Watch and listen to the story

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Mayor part 2.mp4

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part 3

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part 4

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