Books left out all over town for children to read and return amid coronavirus pandemic

PUBLISHED: 12:31 01 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:31 01 April 2020

Books have been left all over Wisbech for children to read and return amid the ongoing widespread coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Alexandra Hancox

Books have been left all over Wisbech for children to read and return amid the ongoing widespread coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Alexandra Hancox

Alexandra Hancox

Book have been left out across a Cambridgeshire town for children to read and return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Books have been left all over Wisbech for children to read and return amid the ongoing widespread coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Alexandra HancoxBooks have been left all over Wisbech for children to read and return amid the ongoing widespread coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Alexandra Hancox

Left in small plastic bags with a kind message attached, stories are scattered all over Wisbech for people to collect when out for a walk or exercise.

One resident who found a copy of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame along Fenland road on Tuesday, March 31 says the initiative is “a very good idea”.

Alexandra Hancox said: “I think it’s really nice for someone to put childrens’ books about with a lovely message. It’s creative and a very good idea under the circumstances we are in.

“Someone has been leaving the books everywhere, not just down Fenland Road. There are more books all over the town.”

A note in the book Ms Hancox found reads: “If you find this when you’re out for a walk, please take it home and have a look.

“Then put it back in the bag and put it out for someone else to enjoy.”


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