Around 26 of Nottinghamshire County Council’s libraries are taking part in World Book Night on Monday (23rd April).
World Book Night is a nationwide initiative to celebrate adult books and reading. This will see one million free books given away on World Book Night (WBN) by passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland.
World Book Night has been set up as a charitable company and works in partnership with the Reading Agency, Publisher’s Association and Booksellers’ Association who supply the books.
Many high-profile figures from publishing, media and the arts are supporting the initiative by becoming patrons of World Book Night.
Nottinghamshire libraries are supporting WBN by involving 26 libraries across the county, acting as collection points for Givers (volunteers who have signed up via the WBN website) to collect the books supplied by the Reading Agency and the publishers. An estimated 224 Givers will be collecting books from the libraries and 5,376 books will be distributed through them.
In addition 100s of books will be distributed through the library staff on the day at Mansfield Marks and Spencer, Mansfield Library, Southwell Library, Edwinstowe Library and Worksop Library.
There are also a number of events to celebrate the occasion on Monday evening at local libraries:
Edwinstowe Library, from 7pm-8pm:
To celebrate World Book Night there is a pamper session with support from the following sponsors: The Pamper Suite, the Lingerie Lounge and Locke’s Hand Made Chocolates. There is also a craft activity session for children.
Mansfield Library, from 7pm-8.30pm
Share your views on 25 books, enjoy refreshments and network with fellow book lovers.