April 2013 begins with an exciting event – “March of the books” – Bulgaria. Beginning is today, April 2 – the birthday of beloved author of generations of children – Hans Christian Andersen. The events included in the second edition of the campaign will continue until April 23 this year.
The action takes place under the aegis of the Association “Bulgarian book”, Sofia City Library and the Bulgarian Library and Information Association.
In the “march of the books” involved many celebrities from Bulgaria – journalists, politicians, artists, established and emerging artists, and guests from abroad, including the Danish Ambassador in Bulgaria – Kore Earhart Jansson.
The beginning was launched by the Mayor of Sofia Municipality – Yordanka Fandakova who read to the audience at City Library Andersen’s fairy tale “The dip”. The tale was discovered by accident in late 2012 at the National Archives on the island Fyns in Odense, Andersen’s hometown. It soon became apparent the fact that this is the first story of the famous author, written between 1822 and 1826 when he was still a student.
During the campaign in a number of kindergartens, schools and orphanages young Bulgarians will be able to enjoy their favorite passages from “The Little Prince” and other popular children’s books.
For those who do not know, it should be noted that April 2 is celebrated as International Children’s Book Day. On this occasion, the regional library “Hristo Botev” in Vratsa starts fundraising campaign to recruit new children’s literature. The campaign is titled: “Give a book, give knowledge to our children.” Its purpose is to attract more young readers.
To join the campaign can donate new books or to provide funds for the purchase. The campaign will continue until April 23.
Stay tuned for more news on “The March of the books” in Bulgaria!
© Borislava Boneva ‘2013