Stromness Academy Library

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Coming Soon – World Book Day


Building a Reading Culture – WORLD BOOK DAY: Thursday 5th March 2020

Here are a few of the things to look forward to:

WBD £1 BOOK TOKENSCan be used in local participating books shops including to exchange for the specially published £1 books. Tokens will be issued during library periods. Senior phase may came and collect one from Mrs Sinclair in the library.

BOOK SWAP – Bring a book, take a book! Do you have any pre-loved books you no longer want to keep? Would you like to acquire some new (to you) books? A book swap will run from next Wednesday in the library (and staffroom). Donations to populate the trolley gratefully received prior to the launch. Books (fiction or non-fiction) should be in very good or excellent condition (no scribbles, mildew, stained pages, etc) and suitable for the school population.

NATIONAL BOOK TOKEN COMPETITION – Design a book token with a chance to win up to £150 in books for yourself, and £250 books for the school library. Entry forms will be available in the library.

BOOK BLIND DATE – Take a chance on an unknown book. Pick a wrapped book and borrow it, read it, review it (a brief review, even if you didn’t like it or get very far).

BOOK CAFÉ – An informal event in the library to read and share favourite reading, do the National book token competition, literary colouring in, chilling with books. Hot choc / tea / coffee on offer. Bring lunch (eg. Sandwiches) – no hot snacks. Reading and discussion. No PCs available. Please let Mrs Sinclair know if you are interested.

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