World book Day
Wed, 24 March 2010
World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books in the UK and Ireland and took place on the 4th March. The Library at Tameside College invited members of the community to attend the events and activities that had been organised in celebration of books!
On World Book Day, the Principal, Peter Ryder read ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury to the children in the nursery. The children had their faces painted in the Elysium as little bears and then followed the bear’s footprints. The children were eventually led to one of the pods in the Library which had been decorated by the Art department where they found a bear who gave each child a copy of the book.
A World Book Day Swap Shop was also organised for students, staff and members of the public for people to bring in any unwanted books or DVDs and swap them with a selection of our good quality and varied fiction stock especially withdrawn for the event.
Julie Birchenall and Bethany Dunstan from Tameside College won the interactive quiz on Learning Box and David Welsby won the Random Readers competition whereby he submitted a picture of himself reading about green issues from in a wheely bin! The library also featured an Around the World in 80 Reads exhibit displaying books from around the world.
Lee Bagley, won the ‘Design a bookmark’ competition which has been made into a real bookmark available from the Library, along with the two runners up entries by Ashley Vaughan and Damien Heathcote. All winning entries won a £10 National Book Token gift voucher for their efforts and hard work.
Click here to read the official World Book Day Newsletter.
Click the mp3 link to listen to the recording from Tameside Radio of Principal, Peter Ryder speaking about World Book Day (MP3 Version) or Assistant Librarian Jolene Cushion’s interview about the event (MP3 Version).