On Friday¬† 27th September, as part of the launch month for the Year of Reading, 40 schools, settings and charities were invited to come and grab 150 books from our secret store in the south of Leeds. We had over 220 applications for the limited number of slots so had to operate a ‘first come, first served’ system of selection. However, we will be getting more books from our secret supplier shortly and hope to be able to offer an opportunity to grab for 40 more applicants. Staff from Leeds CC 0-19 Learning Improvement Team and Graduate Trainees staffed the event across the day, ensuring all grabbers could get a great selection for their school or organisation. Some schools brought pupils with them who were very excited to see the spread of titles available. It was lovely to hear staff exclaiming that this was ‘the best day ever’! For more details about the Year of Reading follow @LeedsYOR on twitter and visit our website at http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Yearofreading . Keep an eye out for invitations to our next Big Book Grab in October or November!

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