Thursday, January 12, 2017

Read around the World


All this semester the library will be sponsoring a Read around the World program.  The aim is to read one book from each of the seven continents.  

Read around the World Rules
Want to learn more about the world?  Then pick up your reading passport at the library and start reading!  You have all semester to complete your reading voyage.  The rules are simple:

  • Fill out the passport information, including a picture of you.  If you take a selfie you can print it off in the library and tape it in
  • Read one book per continent.
  • If you are having trouble figuring out what continent your book takes place in, ask Ms. Roohi.
  • If you check out a book for this program from the library we will give you a boarding pass for that continent to use as a bookmark.  Collect all seven boarding passes!
  • When you finish reading a book for that continent, record the information required in your passport and bring your passport into the library to be stamped.  Each continent will have a different stamp.
  •  After each continent is completed and your passport is stamped, you will also get to put a sticker on the world map indicating where you read.
  • There are seven continents and one bonus continent of your choosing (each country can only be used once!) to be completed.
  • When all eight pages of your passport are filled, turn it into the library and we will verify it and record it.  At the end of the semester each student who has read around the world will get a special treat.

Where/how to find books
  • Books must be read this semester.
  • Books may be fiction or non-fiction.
  • If you’re trying to find books, consider searching by country name in the catalog.
  • The Historical Fiction section has lots of books set in other countries.  Also try Realistic, Biographies and the 900s.
  • Generally fantasy and science fiction books are country-less, and are not a good place to search.