Thursday, March 9, 2017

Freedom to Read Week Roaming Library & Blind Date with a Book

After weeks of anticipation, the RGO Library & Learning Commons' celebrations for Freedom to Read Week (February 26 - March 4, 2017) were a huge success. 

On Monday, we moved our banned books and censorship display into the North Campus 2nd floor atrium and held a roaming library. BVC community members were able to read about books that have been banned or challenged in the past decades, borrow some of these books from the roaming library and complete the Freedom to Read Week word search puzzle. By the end, 60 staff and students participated, 10 of the banned books were borrowed and many completed the word search puzzle.

On Thursday March 1st, from 11am - 2pm, BVC community members had the exciting chance to go on a blind date with a book. We moved our display of 66 books (including titles from our fiction, graphic novels and English language learning collections) over to the South Campus 2nd floor atrium where learners, staff and faculty waited to choose their blind date. Within an hour, most of the books had been borrowed. Just before the event finished at 2pm, the last of the 66 books was borrowed. For those who return the rating cards for the books, there will be a prize draw on April 2nd. Since we received positive feedback about the events, next year we will be making 100 books available for Blind Date with a Book. 

Thank you to all of those who participated to make Freedom to Read Week 2017 a huge success! 

Check out some photos from the events below!