Student librarians launch ‘Buy a Book for our Library’ Appeal

Student Librarians at the Sir John Colfox Academy have launched a ‘Buy a Book for our School Library’ Appeal.

Student Librarians Amber and Kitty launch appeal with Nicky from the Book Shop

Student Librarians Kitty and Amber are hoping that generous local people might consider buying a book for their library while they are out shopping. They have enlisted the support of the Book Shop in Bridport, who have kindly agreed to host their wish list of books. The list includes new fiction, as well as colourful new reference books. The Book Shop have also kindly donated books to Colfox Library.  

Amber, 15, said: “We thought of the idea when we were doing work experience in the library. Nicky from the Book Shop came in to advise us about ways to promote reading and also offered to help us set up our appeal, which we were delighted about.” 

Kitty, 14, said: “Some young people don’t have a lot of books at home, so making sure our library has the very latest interesting and enticing books is more important than ever. We do have a budget for new books, but we are always keen to get as many more as possible! 

“Thanks in advance to anyone who might consider buying a book for our library and thanks also to the Book Shop for helping us. Thanks also to the Book Shop for giving us a lovely box of books.”  

Nicky Mathewson from the Book Shop in South Street came to visit the students at their library last week, she said: “It was lovely to meet Colfox’s enthusiastic and enterprising student librarians.  

“We are of course very happy to help their appeal and encourage Bridport’s next generation of readers. I know how generous our regular customers are, so I think their appeal stands a good chance!” 

Liz Launder, Literacy and Reading Co-ordinator at the Sir John Colfox Academy, said: “Learning to love reading is a joy, it is great for our wellbeing and research also shows it is the one thing most likely to lead to success in life.  

“There is a book out there for everyone, and we are determined to find the right book for every student, with that in mind we recently polled our students to make sure the new books we are getting are what they want.  

“The more choice we have, the more we can offer, so I’m delighted that our student librarians are working on this appeal with the brilliant Bridport Book Shop – thank you to them and everyone who considers buying a book for us!”    

How you can help Kitty and Amber’s appeal: 

Nip into the Book Shop in South Street and buy a book or ring the Book Shop on 01308 422964 or contact them online: 

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