At DSFC we celebrate World Book Night which takes place every year on 23rd April. World Book Night brings young adults and adults from all backgrounds together to inspire others to read more. This year it fell on a Sunday so, for the week leading up to and after it, Rachel Chavez, our Librarian, organised events and displays.
Potato Book Character Competition: students and staff were invited to turn a potato into a book character. Last Wednesday, Grace from Year 13 was announced as the winner with her impressive re-imagining of the Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl’s The Witches.
Free Book Swap: students and staff were invited to bring in a book from home that they no longer read and / or find something new in our free book swap.
Inspire your friends with Your Best Read: students and staff were given ‘Your Best Read’ slips. All they had to do was write the name of their best read, or something they would recommend to their friend, and return the slip to the jar on Rachel’s desk. Here she reveals the results: “I had over 80 recommendations! 9 of them I’d already read, 5 are already on my wishlist and I’ll be adding a further 8 that I now want to read! Colleen Hoover proved popular with a few recommendations for her books, but there were magazines, websites, non-fiction, graphic novels and fiction recommendations. My own recommendation was Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. My mum recommended it to me as one of my first ‘adult’ books and I fell in love with the story and characters. I re-read it often.” Rachel has compiled all the covers so that you can see everything that was recommended. Maybe one of these will inspire your next read?
World Book Night Books: a display was up of books from this year’s World Book Night booklist that DSFC students and staff had asked for, along with books from the World Book Night booklists that have been requested in previous years, plus donations from DSFC staff.
Quick Reads: for those who felt short on time, we promoted our Quick Reads – very short books that give great storytelling whilst being written in a very easy-to-read style that have been written by some of the most popular authors in the UK.
View our photo gallery of the event below. You can click on any of the images to enlarge them.