Read Around the World Winners Announced

Friday 25 August 2017

The winners of the library's recent Read Around the World promotion have been announced.

Sue Pryde won the Richmond House of Travel prize while Sandra Vincent won the Motueka House of Travel prize.

Over 130 people entered their completed reading passports into the draw. Many customers commented on how much they'd enjoyed reading from a range of different countries and cultures.

“Encouraging people to read books by authors from different countries really had a big effect. Our customers started reading books by Italians, Zimbabweans, Bosnians, Chinese and more,” says Collections Librarian Ruth Lawley. "I’d like to think that it was solely the books themselves that got our readers so enthusiastic, but I’m pretty sure the generous prizes from House of Travel in Richmond and Motueka, and vouchers from Volume book store, PaperPlus Richmond and Motueka, TakeNote Takaka, the Library Café and Tasman District Libraries also played a big part!"

A big thanks to all the businesses who so generously donated prizes and supported the promotion.