On the occasion of World Book Day, which was celebrated worldwide on Thursday 1st March, the Hon. Dolores Cristina, Minister of Education, Employment and the Family, accompanied ‘Mikiel’, the popular Kids Club mascot, on a visit to St. Monica School in Birkirkara. Gathered in the school library, Mrs. Cristina gave a speech on the importance of reading. She then presented children with a reading related goodie bag including books from Agenda Bookshop.
‘Mikiel’ also paid a visit to Chiswick House School in Kappara, visiting no less than five different classes and giving each child a goodie bag. He then went on to visit the Agenda outlets in Valletta and Sliema. His mission for the day was to encourage more children to read and to present children with a free book.
To mark the occasion, Agenda Bookshops also offered 25% off most books on the day.
The Agenda Kids Club was launched in November 2007 and today has over 7,000 members enrolled.
The objective with the Club is to promote reading and literacy amongst children. Applications are free of charge and can be filled out at all Agenda outlets.
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest event of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.