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Sorority’s book fair is truly about the community

Bermuda’s annual reading book fair hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was held in Victoria Park on Saturday, November 5.

The book fair was about children getting books and having fun, and most importantly becoming better at reading and writing.

There were many activities for children such as musical chairs, red light, dance freeze and of course reading.

A member of the sorority read to little children seated around her in the bandstand.

Near the bandstand there was a book tent with tables full of books, free for the taking. In other tents there were arts and crafts, and if you wanted a snack, there were popcorn, cotton candy and drinks available.

Antonia Mills of the Delta Sigma Thetas said that the reading fair has been going on for 12 years.

She has worked at the fair for three to four years. During her time there, she said, it has been a very educational fair to help children with their writing and reading.

Later on, a parent, Lisa, who was doing arts and crafts with her son, said that the reading fair was very educational and that her son has improved in reading a lot for a two-year-old.

Françoise Wolff, who had just moved to Bermuda, said that it was her first time going to this book fair since she had moved here.

She had brought her son and said that she really enjoyed it and hoped to be back next year.

Nafiayah Rayner in Year 7 at the Bermuda High School for Girls (BHS) said in her opinion that the fair was more for little children and not for older children because she felt that they should have had books for over the grade six level.

She felt that it is what made the day for her a disappointment.

The Bermuda book fair was truly about the community. Kids from small to big could come and join the free, fun and educational fair which aimed to help people learn to read better.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its annual Children?s Reading Festival at Victoria Park on November 5 and offered parents and their children books, popsicles and fun castles.

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Published November 17, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 17, 2011 at 8:15 am)

Sorority’s book fair is truly about the community

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