world book day

A College of bookworms

The printed word came into its own when Somerset College in Taunton recently marked World Book Day, by taking part in a national campaign to promote reading.

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

The College’s Learning Resources team gave away 120 new Quick Read books for students and staff to enjoy short, exciting stories - ideal for people who have stopped reading or find it tough. They are also suitable for those with busy lifestyles who want a short, fast read.

The idea was to read any of the 10 newly-published Quick Reads and pass them on to classmates and colleagues, so that more and more people benefit from them as they travel around.

The College libraries house hundreds of fiction and e-books alongside thousands of course-related materials.

“We have many initiatives from Quick Reads to Kindle e-readers, that encourage students and staff to read more, share their experiences - and most importantly, enjoy themselves,” said Jolanta Peters, the College’s Research and Library Services Manager.

Caption: Students at Somerset College got stuck into some good books for World Book Day.