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World Book Day celebrated in Enfield

Published Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Chapters from David Walliams hilarious book 'Ratburger' will be read in relay on Thursday 7th March right across the borough to celebrate World Book Day in Enfield.

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World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of reading and books, and designed to encourage children to explore the pleasures of reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

To highlight World Book Day the book 'Ratburger' will start its trek across the borough at Bullsmoor Library when it is read by pupils from Honilands School . From there it will continue its journey as it is read throughout the day by children from Years 3 and 4 at different libraries, until it finishes at Oakwood Library. The final chapter will be read late afternoon by Julie Gibson, Head of Libraries and Museums.

Schools taking part include Raynham, Latymer and All Saints, Cartherhatch, Honilands, DeBohun and St George's Church of England School.  Libraries include Enfield Highway , Ordnance Road , Bullsmoor, Oakwood, Edmonton Green and Angel Raynham. 

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure said “World Book Day is an important day in the calendar for schools and libraries as it gets young people to think about turning off their television, and putting aside their video games and picking up a book instead.

“The reading relay is a great way to celebrate World Book Day. Starting at Bullsmoor, the hilarious book 'Ratburger' will make its way across the borough until its finale at Oakwood Library when the last pages are read by our Head of Service Julie Gibson who I am certain will do it justice.

“In our most recent Residents Satisfaction Survey 89% of residents said they were very satisfied with our libraries, up from 83% last year, so why not visit your local library to see what makes them so popular?”

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