What did you do for World Book Day – Part 3


Tayo Agboola, Librarian at St. Peter’s School in Huntingdon, transformed the School Library into a Starbooks Cafe for World Book Day.  What an original idea!  This is what went on:

‘This year the school library wanted to give students a chance to redeem their World Book Day book tokens within the school – so the school library was transformed into the Starbooks Café for World Book Day, 6th March 2014. The school library was redecorated with colour-coordinated table runners, flowers, low lighting, and flameless tea lights to create a sophisticated and relaxed ambience – a cross between a book shop and a coffee shop. Students and staff could browse and buy books in a cosy atmosphere while being served free hot chocolates, cappuccinos, cakes, and biscuits. Scholastic Book Fairs supplied the paperback and hardback books, while a local business (Niche Comics) supplied comic books and graphic novels. Cakes and biscuits were generously donated by St Peter’s staff. The event was hugely successful with approximately 500 students and staff visiting the Starbooks Café throughout the school day. The best aspect of the event was that it gave students a huge buzz and thrill about the school library. Students experienced the library in a way that they hadn’t before, which greatly excited our regular readers and piqued the interest of our less regular readers. Based on its success, Starbooks Café will return on World Book Day 2015.’