Hook Up Prize Winners
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The recent Hook Up promotion for teens was a huge success. Hundreds of teenagers 'hooked up' by taking home a random wrapped book to read and rate.
Three lucky students won book vouchers from sponsors, Paper Plus and Take Note. Congratulations to Sophie Smith from Nelson College for Girls, Oliver Hayden from Motueka High School and Erica Finney from Golden Bay High School.
“It’s been great to see teenagers who might not normally come into the library. We’ve even had new members join us just so they could take part in the Hook Up,” saysTasman District Libraries Manager Glennis Coote.
"Some teens said they would never have picked their random book themselves, but the surprise was worth it. Now they’re excited about new writers and genres and are visiting more often."
The final branch celebrations included teens sharing their favourite random books, pizza and an after-hours scavenger hunt.