World Book Night, 23rd April 2013

World Book Night
World Book Night (Photo credit: danbruell)

We are so happy with the excellent titles of the books included on next year’s bookgivers’ list (World Book Night takes place on April 23rd 2013 and is designed to share books and the giver’s love of reading, anyone can get involved) and are very hopeful that we can join in again! Take a look at the superlist here and tell us which one you’d choose to share with others and why…

We first got involved in the year when the book giveaway began, in March 2011.  Here’s an extract from our library newsletter from the summer last year:

World Book Night, on Saturday 5th March 2011, was also celebrated in school by the giving-away of 45 copies of Ben Macintyre’s Agent Zigzag at football fixtures on Chesham Fields against Haileybury School on the day.  Mrs Maxted gave the books to footballers, coaches and families of both teams, as well as our catering team and members of St John Ambulance who attended the matches.  It appeared that the bookgiving was successful, with all copies disappearing.

Mrs Koulouris and Mrs Maxted also attended the World Book Night launch on Friday 4th March where they heard various authors, whose books were included in the giveaway, read extracts from their books, together with actors such as Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell and Rupert Everett read poems and songs.  With Graham Norton officiating, it was a great evening! ”

This year, Miss Guy, Head of Learning Resources, participated by giving copies of Audrey Niffenegger‘s novel The Time Traveller’s Wife to staff and students who came clamouring to the door!   And for 2013, I feel inspired.  Take a look and see…

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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