Flashmob “Reading preference puzzle” took place on 28 May 2015 from 11.00 to 2.30 in front of the library.

The aim of the event was to pay readers’ attention to a book, a library, reading role in the modern society.

The territory was decorated with balloons and tag lines, there was merry music. There was a “bookcrossing” (a “mountain” of 500 books presented by the readers) and the puzzle itself which should be made. It all attracted the passersby and they pleasantly participated in our action. Each participant wrote the name of the author and the name of the favourite book on the separate part, and then glued this part into the general puzzle. The following books were among reading preferences:

Abaj zholy” by M.Auezov

The Thorn Birds” by K. MacCalow

Iro age” by I.Kalashnikov

Robinson Crusoe” by D.Defo

Life as a loan” by E.M.Remark

Uncle Fedor, a dog and a cat” by E.Uspenskiy

Harry Potter” by D.Rowling

The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D.Salinger

Detectives by T.Ustinova

Then everybody had an opportunity to choose a book from bookcrossing, take it home or if they wanted to change the chosen book by their own. The participants chose 98 books. Among them there were books about the war, classics of Russian and Kazakh literature, detectives and so on. Both grown-ups and children made their choice. People also had an opportunity to test their memory and erudition while taking part in a mini quiz. They had to end a part from the given work. In order not to forget about this nice holiday of the book the potential readers could make selfie with the book – what they did with great pleasure. Leaving this holiday each participant got the booklet “5 reasons for joining the library” and the leaflet “10 facts about the use of reading”. It was pleasant to see people remember their favourite authors, chose the books, take photographs on a ground of the books. Everybody had good mood this day. And passing an opinion about the event one of the readers wrote “People! Read more!”

Chief librarian of the branch #6 – Epihina O.A.

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