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Okehampton Library Update November 2020

Message sent on behalf of Learn Devon.  Please contact them directly with any queries.

Just to let you know that there are more than 100 online courses developed by Learn Devon and they are all FREE!

The online courses cover three main subject areas – employability, wellbeing and digital skills.

Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council. The registered training provider has devised the new online learning courses to support people who may have been made redundant or are currently seeking work.

There are also online courses that have been designed for vulnerable people currently self-isolating, volunteers supporting Devon County Council during the pandemic, as well as local businesses.

  • Courses for Employability include
    Completing an application form;
    Job search;
    Maths for self-employed.
  • Courses for physical, mental and social wellbeing include
    Relaxation skills for carers;
    Home-schooling – help with reading, maths, arts and crafts activities and more;
    Yoga and mindfulness and overcoming anxiety; stress and anger management;
    Creative gardening for wellbeing;
    Creative writing;
    Art for wellbeing;
    Foreign languages and more.
  • Digital Skills courses include –
    Using social media for job searches;
    Accessing GP services online;
    Accessing Universal Credit;
  • Researching your family history;

Digital image editing;

Learn Devon also offers free GCSE preparation courses to help anyone wishing to join its GCSE maths or English courses, starting this September. Virtual open days and Questions and Answer sessions are being held for GCSE courses – look out for more information on the Learn Devon website and social media.

You can browse courses and enrol on the Learn Devon website or you can also enrol by calling 0345 155 1014.

If you would like more information then please let us know.  As courses fill then we can add more day or evening sessions so please get in touch if there is something which is of interest to you.

Okehampton Library during COVID - 19

 

Local events from Okehampton Library

We would like to invite all teachers, parents and carers to visit and ‘like’ our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OkehamptonLibrary/. Here you will find details of our events and activities as well as several groups to interact with including Art and Craft Creations, Virtual Wanderers and a Book Chat group.

 

BookTrack  

For those children taking part in BookTrack we are still offering them the chance to continue recording the books that they are reading.  We are also encouraging children to begin their BookTrack reading journey.  BookTrack is a challenge for children aged 6+ to read 100 books and to share their thoughts and ideas about these books. It encourages children to read for fun, discuss books, and to develop the ‘reading habit’. These books can be stories, poems or information books; whatever the child likes to read.  Parents can get in touch with us by email at okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to find out more. 

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support during this difficult time. We are very keen to help ensure that children are able to continue enjoying and developing their reading, and have access to as many helpful resources as possible. 

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