Students and staff at Bradford College have been doing a lot of extra reading over the past 6 months. 158 took part in the Bradford College Big Read.
Quite a number confessed they didn’t like reading but then got hooked. One student commented:
“If there wasn’t a Challenge I wouldn’t have read as much.”
Library staff helped run a number of reading groups which were really enjoyed by the students, who
liked the chance to chat about books and all asked for them to continue next year. One favourite
was ‘Marley and Me’ by John Grogan. We held a Prize Draw and there were 13 Prize Winners. Prizes
were donated by Blackwell’s Bookshop, Wordery online bookstore and the College. Reading has
never been so rewarding!
For further information contact: Julie Lonsdale
Academic Liaison Librarian
Tel: 01274 533112
Email: [email protected]
Reading has never been so rewarding with prizes for meeting the challenge of reading six books in six months (January – June 2016).
Bradford College Library has a collection of over 76,000 items, the majority of these are available from the Library on the 2nd floor of the David Hockney Building but some material will be housed in the Lower Ground bookstore, and for the first time in the College’s history there is a single Library available for all student’s to access.
In order to promote the College Library Collection being housed on a single floor, and linking in with the BBC’s reading campaign, the Library is encouraging Staff and Students at the College to participate in our very own reading challenge.
With so many items to choose from it really should not be difficult to make a New Year’s Resolution of identifying six items to read before the end of June.
The books included in the challenge are not even wholly determined by the library as all we ask as part of any participant’s pledge is that at least 3 of the six items chosen be works of fiction and that at least 3 of the items be from the Library’s collection.
An aim of the challenge is to hopefully encourage College members to not only read more for pleasure (possibly even selecting a title or two which they usually would not entertain ever reading), but to also feedback using the library catalogue, twitter, or facebook any books they enjoyed and wished to recommend to others.
If the allure of personal development was not enough then additionally all registered participants who complete the challenge to read 6 books in 6 months will be eligible to be entered into a Prize Draw in June.
Currently prizes include :
- Vouchers for the Library’s affiliate online bookshop Wordery
- Vouchers to be used at the College’s hair and beauty salon
- Wacom Bamboo fun pen and touch (CTH-461)
- Voucher’s for Blackwell’s
Reading has never been so rewarding
If you would like to participate or would like more details about the Challenge then visit the Library Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the David Hockney Building.