Once again we are celebrating the wonderful Icelandic tradition of 'Jolabokaflod' in the school library. Every year, people in Iceland buy a new book for someone and wrap it up with some chocolate. Rather than on Christmas Day, the book and chocolate are given on Christmas Eve. The person who receives the gift then spends the rest of Christmas Eve reading their new book and eating the chocolate. Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country, and from September to December there is a book buying frenzy!
To celebrate Jolabokaflod in school, the library will be offering wrapped up library books for pupils to take out and open on Christmas Eve. They will be under the Christmas Tree in the library until the end of the term. Pupils need to make sure they hand their chosen book to the helpdesk to be issued, and remember to return it on time.
Posted by Mrs L Brown
Category: Love Books Library Blog