This summer the world comes to London and the South West for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and libraries across the South West are inviting library members to explore the world through reading.
Readers are being urged to take a voyage of discovery, experience new cultures and be inspired as they cross the world’s borders, exploring new lands beyond their normal reading territory!
Library staff have put together recommended booklists for every continent of the world and all you have to do is read 6 books, one each from 5 continents plus one other of your choice. Pick up a list from your local library, or check them out at the www.readsouthwest.blogspot.com
Then, using the specially printed "SW Reading Passport", record and review the books you’ve read. Write your thoughts and reflections on a page of the passport, tear it out and hand it in at your local library.
The pages may be displayed in the library and each review handed in before 30th September 2012 will be entered into a regional prize draw to win a "suitcase of books".
During the summer there will also be various author visits and events across the region, so keep an eye out for posters in your library or find out more at the website.
Don’t forget, there will also be the usual Summer Reading Challenge for children aged 4-11, so why not get all the family to have a reading summer?
Notes to editors:
The South West Libraries Reading Passport has been developed by Read South West, an adult regional reader development partnership representing library services in: Bath and NE Somerset; Bournemouth; Bristol; Cornwall; Devon; Dorset; Gloucestershire; North Somerset; Poole; Plymouth; Somerset; South Gloucestershire; Swindon; Torbay; Wiltshire;.
Libraries are free to join, free to use, and give you access to a fantastic collection of books, films, music, information and more. For more information please talk to your local library staff.
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