Local book hunt to inspire reading for World Book Day

24th February 2020

A total of 15 books will be hidden around Maidenhead, Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow as part of Claires Court School’s celebration of World Book Day.

The gift-wrapped goodies include a range of fiction for young people aged five to 18 years. They will be left in locations around town centres, leisure centres and parks during half term week.

The books are wrapped and protected in a re-usable weather-proof bag. The parcels also have a bookmark note inside sharing some reading facts, and encouraging readers to enjoy the book, pass it on to a friend or take it into their school to share with someone else after they have finished reading it.


Paula Copeman, Claires Court’s School Librarian, commented: “Reading can often be a forgotten pastime in our busy and hectic schedules but it is proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It supports confidence and achievement in school, so wherever we can we encourage people to read and share their stories.

“The book hunt is a bit of fun for local people during half term and is part of our celebrations in the lead up to World Book Day (March 5). We hope people will enjoy finding the books and be inspired to come together to share the love of reading.”

World Book Day is on Wednesday March 5. It is a registered charity that aims to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the pleasure of reading.

Readers can also snap a photo of their find or send feedback to Claires Court on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/clairescourt

Claires Court is an independent day school in Maidenhead for boys and girls aged three to 18 year olds. For more information and to book an open day visit, go to www.clairescourt.com.