Book Week Scotland is back with a national celebration of books and reading for all ages taking place between 24th and 30th November.
Working with a wide range of partners, Scottish Book Trust will deliver a diverse programme of events, projects and activities in locations across the country. Watch out for:
Hundreds of free book-related events including some of Scotland’s best-loved writers and illustrators appearing in libraries as part of a programme funded by The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). Three free picture books for every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland.
The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack will introduce children who are just beginning their reading journey to some of the best new Scottish children’s books.
The search is on to find the Favourite Character from a Scottish book. Will Harry Potter swoop to victory, will Miss Jean Brodie sweep the board, or will they both be frightened off by The Gruffalo. Cast your vote at www.scottishbooktrust.com/vote
Book lovers will be encouraged to write a love letter to their library, raising awareness about the vital contribution libraries make to the lives of many individuals and communities.
Five large library artworks will be unveiled across Scotland during the week, with the aim of making the chosen libraries visible and valued in their local areas.
Reading pledges will give people the opportunity to share their own personal reading goals via social media and the Book Week Scotland website (www.bookweekscotland.com)
150,000 free copies of Scotland’s Stories of Home, a specially compiled book featuring stories about home as a place and a concept penned by members of the public and well known authors, will be given away via visitor information centres, prisons, hospitals, libraries and bookshops.
To celebrate Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust has teamed up with the Stornoway Gazette to give away £200 worth of picture books. To be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of picture books for a local primary school of your choice, please answer the following question:
Q. How many libraries will receive artworks during Book Week Scotland?
Send your answers to ‘Book Week Competition’
10 Francis Street,
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2XE
Entries should be in by December 1st.
BWS was initiated by the Scottish Government and is supported by Creative Scotland.