Reading together

We'd like to discuss why books are worth reading. This's our opinion about this problem. Would you like to complete our point of view, please? We also like to know your own (Greek, Cyprus) VIPs who are book lovers. We hope our project encourage others to read too.
In our common film you can see some of the famous Greeks who were (and are) avid readers. The nobel prize poets Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, the poets Kostis Palamas, Manolis Anagnostakis and  Kiki Dimoula, the great author Nikos Kazantzakis, the childrens books' author Penelope Delta, the philosopher Cornelios Kastoriadis, the primeminister Eleftherios Venizelos and many presidents of the Greek Republic.



Four school libraries joined forces to make a tribute to the ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles, who is part of the European culture and whose plays we all have in our libraries.

And here is the Bogatynia school library tribute to Sophocles (Oedipus Rex, Antigone)


When a book like Romeo and Juliet opens in the library, there is no saying what can happen in the month of Magia Biblioteki. This time Romeo spoke in Polish, Juliet in Greek, but they understood each other perfectly. The paper heroes were drawn after the students in Lublin and Elefsina who lent their voices to them.

Τον μήνα της Μαγείας της Βιβλιοθήκης, ο Ρωμαίος συναντά την Ιουλιέτα του πάνω στο μπαλκόνι της μέσα σε ένα ανοιχτό βιβλίο. Μιλάνε άλλη γλώσσα, ο Ρωμαίος Πολωνικά, η Ιουλιέτα Ελληνικά, αλλά καταλαβαίνονται απόλυτα! Οι χάρτινοι ήρωες έχουν τα χαρακτηριστικά των μαθητών που τους δάνεισαν τη φωνή τους στο Λούμπλιν και στην Ελευσίνα.

Click here to read the balcony scene, pages 42-49. More at OPEN LIBRARY!

A sea pebble brought in Elefsina library by Natalie was named after Yorick, sinse it looks like a skull. The Bookraft team photographed the library though its eyes (I mean holes!). Vanitas!

Part 1.

Part 2

Part 3. The Lublin team.

On the day we celebrated etwinning's fifth anniversary, the English class of Ms Dretaki in Elefsina presented their work on Shakespeare. On the left, instances an ordinary day in the Elefsina library, on the right, Bogatynia library's  dramatisation of Shakespeare's poems. The Bard unites!!

Rehearsing the balcony scene in the school library during the break in the School Library. See twitter for what the kids said!
Lublin and Elefsina Library Members joined to make this Shakespearean poster about today, June 20th 
So, allow yourself to dream all through the summer with book suggestions by your librarians and library members.


Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
A tale of two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevski
Demian by Herman Hesse
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Old man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Perfum by Patrick Suskindt


Ken Follet, The Pillars of the Earth
                                                        Ken Follet, World without end

                                                    Marek Edelman, I was love in the ghetto

                                                     Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole series of

                                             Jodi Picoult, without my consent (and her other books)

                                                       Khaled Hosseini, A boy with a kite

                                                             Bernhard Schlink, Lector

                                                               Judith Fathallah, Chuda

                                                        Elizabeth Zoller, Ajednak shoot

                                                          Gloria Whelan, Homeless Bird

                                                         Irving Stone, the vastness of fame

                                          Janusz Wisniewski, scenes from the life behind the wall

                                                                  Paulho Coelho, Bride
                                                John Burnham Schwartz, Reservation Road


1. J.K.Rowling, Books of Harry Potter,
2. S.Meyer, Twilight Saga,
3. A.Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
4. Christiane F., We, children from ZOO railway station,
5. S.Meyer, The Host,
6. H.Sienkiewicz, Quo vadis,
7. L.Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events,
8. C.Funke, The Ink Blood; The Ink Heart; The Ink Death
9. M.Fox, Mgda.doc
10. W.Dirie, Desert flower,
11. E.Bronte, Wuthering Heights,
12.U.Eco, The Name of Rose,
13. D.Setterfield, The thirteenth tale
14. R.Kosik, Books about adventures of Felix, Net and Nika,
15. R.Gordon, B.Williams, Tunnels; Deeper; Freefall
16. F.Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
17. J.Flanagan, Rangers Apprentice

Making our own comics based on our favourite books!
Fruitopia by Eugenios Trivizas
The five-lock case by Eugenios Trivizas
Operation Lightning by Kika Poulheriou
The Tomb of Treasure by Terry Deary
Secret Seven by Enid Blyton


  1. Η εφευρετικότητά σας είναι ανεπανάληπτη. Συγχαρητήρια! Μπράβο στα παιδιά και στους καθηγητές τους.
    Σ.Ν.Μια μαμά που σας παρακολουθεί ανελλειπώς

  2. Congratulations to all of you for your splendid ideas and the time you spend!

  3. Basia&Palina said...
    Ohhhh... We love so much Romeo and Juliet and this is the best interpretation we heared in our life! We're so happy that this is here. We want more! :D

  4. Aniek said...
    Wow.This is wonderful. Good Job.

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  6. Kolorowe armadio said...
    I'm proud of greek team and polish team. It's a great and splendid work!

  7. Nadia said...
    Congratulations! Great work!

  8. Kolorowe armadio said...
    The poster of Shakespeare and Greek team is amazing! I like listening from time to time our Hamlet reading too! It is all time up-to-date!

  9. I saw the work on the perfect reader and why one reads. What can I say?
    If this doen't bring new readers in our libraries, nothing will.
    Love and thanks for a wonderful partnership. Happy Reading, everyone!

  10. Thinking about what Ewa suggested, I come to a personal conclusion. That to me, the ideal reader is something like the people in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, who in a world that burned books, learnt by heart a whole book, like the Bible or War and Peace and "became" the book until it was printed again in a state or freedom.

  11. Your point of view makes me happy. I think the same. Fortunately nobody burns books this days, but there are some readers who learn his favorite books or only parts of them by heart for pleasure. It's wonderful, isn't it?
    E.O. (the librarian)

  12. I want to thank all parnters for their valuable booksuggestions, especially because they stem from the students choices. This will certainly help enrich our collection in the future.