Apply now to be a World Book Night Book Giver!

world book night logoSwindon Libraries & Information Service will once again be spreading the word and supporting World Book Night on 23rd April, 2014.

We are encouraging as many people in Swindon as possible to apply to be a World Book Night Book Giver, receive FREE books to give away and help spread the love of Reading.

You can also register as a Community Book Giver and give away at least one copy of a book of your own choosing which you provide yourself.

Application closing date is January 23rd, 2014.

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, which sees passionate volunteers gift books in their communities to share their love of reading. There are also hundreds of events from small community gatherings to author readings and audiences of thousands. World Book Night is celebrated on April 23 in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
On World Book Night itself we will be holding a very special celebration at the Central Library with those chosen to be book givers coming together to give away their books, talk about their love of reading and celebrate literature. There will be a film showing, a quiz, poetry and more.
In the UK 35% of people don’t regularly read despite reading for pleasure being a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. Line by line, paragraph by paragraph until they too have discovered the power of reading and the opportunities in life that reading can open the door to.

Keep a look out for further details nearer the time but for now please do apply to be a book giver or register as a community book giver.

For details of the books, World Book Night, how to apply, register or to just find out more visit the World Book Night Website


The 2014 books are:
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Four Warned by Jeffrey Archer
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
Short Stories by Roald Dahl
Confessions of a GP by Dr Benjamin Daniels
Hello Mum by Bernardine Evaristo
Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon
Theodore Boone by John Grisham
The Humans by Matt Haig
The Perfect Murder by Peter James
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Today Everything Changes by Andy McNab
Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell
CHERUB: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Whatever it Takes by Adele Parks
Black Hills by Nora Roberts
The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman

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