“A Blind Date with a Book” was the main title of an event last week, initiated and organised by CamEd Library in cooperation with the CamEd Reading Club.
The “blind date” is a hand wrapped book which is carefully selected from a wide range of popular genres. Participants at the event are given intriguing clues before they select their “blind date”.
According to Huy Roseka, senior librarian at CamEd Business School, the event aims to create a platform for students to exchange books with each other and promote reading.
“Students can save money as well as the environment by exchanging their books. More importantly, these activities can also urge people to read more,” said Roseka.
“Reading clubs are founded on a passion for reading and improving literacy. Reading inspires, empowers and provides a link to all education throughout your life.”
Prior to the book exchange event, participants also watched catchy motivational videos on why they should read books. According to Roseka, CamEd Reading Club is on a recruitment drive to get more members.
“Those who join the club will understand the importance of reading as well,” she said.
Ean Sreyleak, vice president of the reading club, said that it was recently formed with about 70 students as members.
“We plan to have some interesting activities such as book talks by authors and other prominent people,” she said.
“Some students who like reading can share their opinions and insights and make recommendations to others. They can also discuss the books they’ve read to inspire others to read them, too.”
According to Sreyleak, CamEd Talks are a platform for avid readers to share their inspiring thoughts with others.
CamEd Business School is an internationally accredited and American owned and managed business school. It is the leading institute of higher education in Cambodia in the fields of finance and accounting.