World Book Day and Copyright Day

World Book Day and Copyright Day

23 April - World Book Day was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. This became a part of the celebrations of the Saint George's Day (also 23 April) in Catalonia, where it has been traditional since the medieval era for men to give roses to their lovers and since 1925 for the woman to give a book in exchange. Half the yearly sales of books in Catalonia are at this time with over 400,000 sold and exchanged for over 4 million roses. In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, the death of Miguel de Cervantes or Vladimir Nabokov.
Today our Bookraft eTwinning Team have read books in a especially place in our school library. We created Reading Corner. Our team and many readers (pupils, teachers and visitors) have read nonstop (5 hours) favourite books. We read loud adventure books, crime stories and fantasy. We proposed reading books for pleasure. This day is connected with Earth Day. Why? Because we protect trees, the environment and the Earth not only by cleaning our schoolyard, but reading and buying books too! We collect scrap paper , cans for recycling and plant trees around our school.

and here is our students from school libraries in Poland and Greece celebrating in their own way

Above is the response of the School library of the 5th Junior High School in Serres, Greece!


The smallest paper boat? Earth Day tribute.

Our bookraft for today was an impulse. Natalie from the team in Greece made a paper boat of 5 mm. Along with bigger boats we illustrated a wonderful poem by nobel prize laureat Odysseas Elytis, about a sea clover (yes, that's right!) that gives eternity to whomever finds it at the bottom of the sea.
If you make a smaller one, you'll need a microscope to see it!

Η ελληνική ομάδα εικονογράφησε το ποίημα του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη "Το θαλασσινό τριφύλλι" με 6 χάρτινες βαρκούλες η τελευταία από τις οποίες είναι μόλις 5 χιλιοστά. Να' ναι η μικρότερη στον κόσμο; Αν φτιάξετε κι εσείς μικρότερη, θα χρειαστούμε μικροσκόπιο!

Reflections by the same Greek library member on Earth Day. How can you read a book...? All the photos are from her travelling around Greece and from grandma's garden. Enjoy. Protect the planet by recycling your paper. Make our bookraft creations with waste photocopy paper, old magazines and newspapers.

Από την περιήγησή της Ναταλίας στην Ελλάδα, οι φωτογραφίες έγιναν ταινία από την ίδια για να αναλογιστούμε πάνω στην σημερινή Ημέρα της Γης. Ας φτιάξουμε λοιπόν τις κατασκευές μας στο Bookraft από ανακυκλώσιμα υλικά, εφημερίδες, περιοδικά, παλιά βιβλία για πέταμα. Ας δώσουμε μια ευκαρία στον πλανήτη μας.



Hi, this is Constantine from the Greek book club. This Saturday, I went to the annual comics exhibition in Athens, Comicdom Con 2010. It is being held at the Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery of the Hellenic American Union in Athens. The event is organized by the Hellenic American Union and Comicdom Press and it lasted two days. There were stalls of many publishing houses, such as Anubis Comics(One of my favorites) and Otaku No Sekai. There were many people there, just like during my first visit last year, and my cousins and I had a lot of fun picking out comics, manga and various other things. Although my family and I only spent an hour there, we were all exhausted afterwards and I was the only one who didn’t fall asleep in the car (other than the driver).

Σχόλιο Βιβλιοθήκης: Ο Κωνσταντίνος μας μετέφερε τις εντυπώσεις του από την έκθεση κόμικς που επισκέφτηκε το Σάββατο στην Ελληνοαμερικανική Ένωση στην Αθήνα και φωτογράφισε τον θησαυρό του για εμάς. Παίρνει ιδέες για το σενάριο του ηλεκτρονικού παιχνιδιού που ετοιμάζει από καιρό τώρα με αμείωτο πάθος.