March 7th, is the World Book Day and celebrated around the world in public and school libraries.
It is also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event the organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. World Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day.
This year, Boston International School Library celebrated this special day with visits from Mrs. Moodley Early Years class, Mr. Major PYP class, and before the school day ends by KG classes who stopped by the library to donate books. The idea came from Miss Heunis and with KG parents help, the library received one book per kid if not two books. These books will be added to the library collection and will be available for the whole school’s community.
During these class visits and after listening to Miss B. reading a story, each student had the chance to create a bookmark. Between Spotty Bookmark, Birdy Bookmark and other 23 types of bookmarks, students created and designed their own bookmark based on what they picked. All the bookmarks are on display in the library and the best three bookmarks makers will get a prize.
Finally, the Library with Parents Helpers group was also involved in getting an original display ready for this special day. The display is called “Once Upon a Time”, where a selection of tales for kids were put on display for students to read, enjoy and maybe help them fall in love of reading.
Based on the pictures below, the BIS Library is an exciting place to be for everyone and especially in a day like this where reading and love for books is celebrated through words and creativity.