Oakham School librarians have organised a Secret Santa Book Borrowing event giving pupils the opportunity to read books they would not otherwise have chosen.
Students can choose from a selection of books that have been wrapped up in festive Christmas paper, thereby keeping the title and author a mystery until they open it. They will then be able to enjoy reading it at their leisure over the Christmas holidays. Once they have read their books, pupils will return them to the Library for the start of term on 7 January 2019.
Librarian Mrs Lucy Breag said, “It’s such a fun, festive idea that encourages pupils to read and learn about new styles and authors. It also keeps alive the suspense, excitement and surprise that surrounds Christmas.”
Oakham School’s Smallbone Library regularly plays host to a rich variety of displays, performances, events and talks, with recent visits from renowned and award winning authors Chris Bradford and Matt Dickinson.