We have created Bring Your Book to School Week as a fun way to get some of our overdue books back before we start really pestering people towards the end of the year.
Feel free to make a big deal out of it in your classes by encouraging students to bring back their books or renew books if they still want them. There will be details about events and prizes and such in the bulletin throughout the week.
It is also a good opportunity to talk about wide reading in your class, discuss books that you have liked and impress upon your students the value of reading. According to the opinion of someone on the internet, ‘Reading encourages thinking, reflecting and the cultivation of the truth, but image driven cultures tend toward subjectivism, superstition, hedonism and propaganda’. There are actual statistics available that tell us that readers are more likely to (insert positive attribute here) from participating in volunteer work to community involvement to sport participation (!) and so on.
Thanks for your support in this endeavour – we are very excited by the prospect of seeing some of our long overdue books again. If you can think of anything that I can do in return for your support in this please let me know, after all, it is your library.