Thousands of students in over 100 schools will unite on Wednesday 6 February 2013 to celebrate National Libraries Day and set a new Guinness World Record in collaboration with Bookbuzz author Matt Haig.
On the day, students in schools across the UK will take part in 'Parallel Universes', a simultaneous story-writing workshop between 12 and 1pm. Bookbuzz author and recently appointed writer-in-residence for Booktrust, Haig will write the start of a story; the students will then take over and finish writing the story themselves.
Matt Haig said 'This is a brilliant initiative and I am extremely proud to be part of it. I wish everybody the best of luck and cannot wait to read some of the fantastic, creative and wacky ways in which the children finish the story.'
Barbara Band, Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and Parallel Universes organiser says: 'As well as celebrating National Libraries Day, this is a wonderful opportunity to involve students in an event that shows how reading and writing can be fun and exciting! Libraries are not just about books, every day school librarians are finding new and innovative ways such as this to promote a reading for pleasure culture throughout the whole school.'
For more information and to take part please email Barbara Band