Celebrating World Book Night 2017

Posted 22 Apr 2017 by Clancy Mason in Latest Libraries News

WBN 2017

Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health, yet in England alone, 36% of people don’t regularly read (DCMS, 2015).

World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners – publishers, printers, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Volunteers within organisations, businesses and communities share their love of reading by giving out books to people who don’t read for pleasure or own books. Events in the North West and up and down the country celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

World Book Night is celebrated on 23 April and run by The Reading Agency.

Because everything changes when we read.

In late 2013 World Book Night became part of The Reading Agency and is now run as one of the charity’s programmes as part of its work to inspire people to share reading and celebrate the difference it makes to our lives.

2017 will be the seventh World Book Night celebration.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 21 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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