Extra Extra! Read all about it! – New form of hide-and-seek is catching on in local villages

Some of the books in their packaging.

A new craze which originated locally in Cullybackey is really catching on – in fact you could say it is a real page-turner.

‘Look for a Book Cullybackey’ is similar to the hobby of hiding rocks with messages written on them except the new hide-and-seek process involves books.

It is aimed at boosting reading among young people in particular and it is also encouraging children and families to be more active as they go out book hunting. It has been getting rave reviews on Facebook.

Already a number of other ‘Look for a Book’ Facebook pages have started up in areas like Dunloy and Cloughmills.

The ‘Look For a Book Cullybackey’ Facebook page said: ‘After finding out about a similar group I decided this could be fun to introduce into our local area too. Similar to rock hiding we will be hiding books in various places inside a ziplock bag.

‘If you find one and wish to read it you can take it home or pass it along to someone else. Keep it for as long as you want and then rehide it or another book for someone else to find! I hope you enjoy it!

‘I will ask that you only take a couple of books at the time to let everyone have a chance of joining in the fun! We are also setting up a Cloughmills, Rasharkin and Kilrea and a Dunloy group too as these are our local villages!

‘Please feel free to join in by leaving out books for others to find too.’

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