A reading passport from your local library

In the international spirit of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the libraries across the South West have created a reading challenge with a suitcase of books as the prize. They are offering an invitation to “take a voyage of discovery, experience new cultures and be inspired as you cross the world’s borders, exploring new lands beyond your normal reading territory”.

The Challenge: Read six books, one each from five continents plus one other of your choice. Use the book lists as guides to the world of reading possibilities.

For example, you can choose Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami for Asia and Ice Station by Matthew Reilly for Antarctica. Not sure how many athletes will be competing from the latter continent this summer.

Pick up a Reading Passport from your local library to 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 library.

The pages may be displayed in the library and each review handed in before 30th September 2012 will be entered into our regional prize draw to win a ‘suitcase of books’. Click here for the competition terms and conditions.

This project is the result of a collaborative approach between all of the regional library authorities, Cyprus Well (the regional literature development agency), and the South West Regional Library Service (SWRLS).

Enjoy.

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