The Book That Saved my Life

East Dunbartonshire’s secondary school libraries ran a competition in March 2018 asking pupils to write about a book which had an impact on them. A selection of these entries have been published in a booklet called The Book That Saved my Life which has been produced as part of the ‘Shelf Help’ project.

The Teenage Mental Health initiative ‘Shelf Help – You are not alone’ aims to promote the use of fiction and non-fiction books to assist pupils in maintaining good mental health and deal with stress and anxiety. It is funded by the Scottish School Library Improvement Fund and run by EDC Secondary school librarians. A range of fiction and non fiction books have been added to all secondary school libraries in East Dunbartonshire.

 On Monday 10th December an informal event was held in the Library for the launch of The Book That Saved my Life and to celebrate the pupils’ achievements in becoming published authors.

 Congratulations go to: Dominic Morgan 3B, David Smith 4C, Maisie Franssen- McIlroy 4D, Lara Swinson 4D, Emma Sherwood 4E, Lauren McGuinness 4F and Sulayman Sarr 4F. Copies of The Book That Saved my Life are available in the Library, Wellbeing Support Base, Guidance Base and English department.

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