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Literacy month at St George's

by Marco Cillario Fri 28 October 2016, 12:24 pm

A Harrow shopping centre has aimed to "reignite visitors’ interest for reading" throughout October.

The literacy programme, "Read On”, is on at St George's until the end of the month.

The main event was the Honesty Library. Shoppers were asked to donate unwanted books in exchange for a new one. If they didn’t have a book to give they could make a donation to the 'honesty box'. All monies raised are being donated to St Luke’s Hospice, along with any books that remain in the library once the event ends.

Another feature was Spooktacular Breakfast on 26 October at Frankie & Benny’s. It included a story-writing competition and an online contest encouraging people to read for at least 15 minutes a day.

Darren Harman, centre manager at St George’s, said: “In the digital world that we live in we often forget how easy it can be to pick up a book and read. We want to remind our shoppers of the simple pleasures that can be found when you switch off, sit down and get lost in a book.”

More information on the events can be found here.

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