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B:Read 1k Giveaway (Repost & Win, WBD 2016)

1k Giveaway - Chalkboard

Hi guys! In conjunction with World Book Day 2016, and to celebrate almost reaching 1000 followers in Instagram, we’re having a prize giveaway 😀 😀 Thanks so much for your support!

Prizes

  • Pre-loved books (in good condition) 📕
  • 10% vouchers from Books Beyond Brunei (@booksbeyondbrunei) 📗
  • Mandala bookmarks from Heart For Art (@heartforart.bn) 📘
  • Stationeries & Stickers via Le Tour Boutique (@letourboutique) 📙

Thank you very much to book donors & Books Beyond Brunei for your generosity!

1k Giveaway Repost & Win

“Repost & Win” image: (Click here to view on Instagram)

Rules

As an Instagram giveaway, the reposts and associated rules are applicable to Instagram. Reposts on other social media platforms won’t apply, sorry.

  • ✏️ You MUST be following @bruneiansread on Instagram
  • ✏️ ‘Like’ our “Repost & Win” image as above: (Click here for the image)
  • ✏ Repost on Instagram only the abovementioned picture, with the hashtag #BreadBN1KGiveaway then tag @bruneiansread
  • ✏ Complete this slogan:
    “WE LOVE READING BECAUSE…” Or “READING IS FUN BECAUSE…”
    Have fun with this and be creative!
  • ✏️ Tag 2 of your friends
  • ✏️ Open to EVERYONE staying in Brunei
  • ✏️ Giveaway ends 21st April 2016 at 11.59pm (edited) 22nd April 2016 at 2pm and winners will be chosen based on how creative the slogan is.
  • ✏️ If your account is private, please screenshot your repost and DM us your entry

Good luck everyone!

World Book Day 2016 – Interactive Weekend

World Book Day - Interactive Weekend

World Book Day – Interactive Weekend

It’s the final week of book donations for World Book Day 2016! Thank you so much to those who have donated books, shared and reposted our event, or taken part in any way. We’re nearly there! Book adoptions start this weekend AND we’ve got a line-up of activities for you. 😀

Book Adoption

Sun 17th Apr 2016 – Sun 24th Apr 2016
Book Adoption Period
with ‘Continue The Story’ by B:Read

Books will be available for adoption at The Energy Kitchen, Kiulap – open 7.00 am to 10.00 pm every day. You may now also donate books during the adoption period! FAQs for both donations & adoptions are here!

Interactive Weekend

All weekend activities will be at The Energy Kitchen!

Fri 22nd Apr
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm: Book Meet by B:Read – comment to let us know if you’re coming, it’s optional, but helpful for us! 🙂
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm: B:Read 1K Giveaway – Prize Collection Period

Sat 23rd Apr
1.30 pm – 5.30 pm: Writer’s Jam by Heartwrite – sign up here
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm: Quizzes by B:Read
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm: B:Read 1K Giveaway – Prize Collection Period

Sun 24th Apr
10.00 am – 2.00 pm: Writer’s Jam by Heartwrite – sign up here

We’ll continue to update information on activities throughout these 2 weeks. 🙂

World Book Day 2016 – Donation & Adoption FAQs

Donation Box at Piccolo Cafe - thanks for the donations so far!

Donation Box at Piccolo Cafe – thanks for the donations so far!

For our World Book Day 2016 event, we have put a few rules in place for Donations & Adoptions – this is not just an opportunity to “get rid of your old books”!

The purpose of the book adoption is to encourage the reading community to share (good) books with one another, while also giving opportunities to those who may not have the means to buy books. So please respect the rules, as it makes a better experience for all of us 🙂

Rules for Donation

  1. How many books can I donate at a time?
    No more than 10 at a time, during donation period (19th March to 16th April) only.
    Edit: You can now also donate books during the adoption period (17th April to 24th April) – thank you!
  2. What types of books are accepted?
    Fiction and non-fiction, in any language. Includes children’s books.
    We will NOT accept school textbooks, magazines
  3. What condition of books is accepted?
    Books in used/pre-loved condition is fine, but only if they are still readable, with pages intact.
  4. What is the process to donate books?
    Just drop off books at our drop spots during the donation period! You may also leave a short note to explain what the book meant to you, or your wishes for the next book owner.

Rules for Adoption

  1. How many books can I adopt at a time?
    Each adoptee can take no more than 5 books each day, during adoption period (17th to 24th April) only.
  2. What is the process to adopt books?
    Just come to The Energy Kitchen during the adoption period, and browse books from the bookshelves! You can leave a note to the World Book Day team if you wish 🙂
  3. Is anything else happening during the adoption period?
    Throughout the week we’ll leave up our community activity “Continue The Story” for anyone to read or contribute to. We also have weekend events on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April that are open to join – more info about them here!

FAQs

  1. After the adoption period, what will happen to leftover books, if any?
    We hope there won’t be any leftovers! But if there are, some books may be donated to a school, some may be recycled or donated for arts & crafts uses (yup we’re gonna cut ‘em up!), and others will go into B:Read’s pool of books for free libraries and bookswaps.
Donation Rules at one of our drop spots

Donation Rules at one of our drop spots

If you have any further questions, you may ask at @worldbookdaybrunei on Instagram, or any of B:Read’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). You may also contact us at breadbn@gmail.com.

(Link to this page: http://breadbn.brublogs.org/?p=942)

World Book Day Brunei 2016

We are teaming up with our friend Flo and the good people at Heartwrite to celebrate World Book Day this year with a month-long drive of book collection and adoptions!

Part 1: Book Donations & Adoptions

Look for our flowery donation boxes, thanks to our co-organiser Flo!

Look for our flowery donation boxes, thanks to our co-organiser Flo!

Please read our FAQs for Donations & Adoptions! Thank you 🙂

Donation: 19th March to 16th April 2016

If you have any books you’d like to donate for others to read, simply drop them off at one of three locations:

Adoption: 17th April to 24th April 2016

At the end of the collection period, the books collected will be available for adoption by the public. Book adoption will be held at The Energy Kitchen (Kiulap). Edit: You may now also donate books during this adoption period – thank you!

Share your books, and adopt books from others! 🙂

Part 2: Interactive Weekend

EDIT: Find out more about the Interactive Weekend here!

 

You can follow the updates for World Book Day over at @worldbookdaybrunei on Instagram, as well as B:Read’s own social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). To link to this page: bit.ly/worldbookdayBN

Bookswap: Books of Tomorrow, Today

We are back with another bookswap! This time, it is in space! At least that is what we would like you to imagine with the theme “Books of Tomorrow, Today!”.

Bring your pre-loved books and swap for new ones at the bookswap! We have a collection of 300 books for you to swap! Meet people, read at the event, bring your family and friends!

Final-Poster-Bread-Insta

B:Read will also be holding activities throughout the day, which includes quizzes and group story writing.  The details to the activities are as follow:

Continue the Story
Time: 
all day
What is it?: Five words, that is all it takes for stories to unfold. Continue the Story is a writing activity open to everyone where we get everyone to write one story. The catch is you only have five words to add to the story before the next person chips in another five words. Hilarity ensues, drama unfurls, and tears are shed.

What Did I Write?!
Time:
all day
What is it?: So you think you know about what writers wrote what? If you do (or don’t), then join us for this quiz! The more answers you get right, the more points you get. Gather your points for the quiz and stand a chance to win tiny prizes from us!

Blind Date: “Recommend Me a Book”
Time:
12pm
What is it?: Not sure what to read next? Well, we can help you with that! We recommend going on our blind speed date! But our speed date has a catch: your topic of discussion will centre around your favourite book or have your “date” recommend you a book. You’ll meet several people, and you’ll talk about books–what a life! Whether you and an individual end up together is beyond us, but you just might have a new book on your list. Sign up here to join this activity!

Dramatic Readings
Time:
2pm
What is it?: How would the lyrics of modern day poet Nicki Minaj sounds like if we put some flair in the reading of her words? We bring several people to read texts of their choice and to read them dramatically in this session of complete silliness.

If you’d like to participate, or recommend something for us to read during the dramatic reading, email us at breadbn@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!