Wokingham Borough Libraries World Book Night 20120
Wokingham Borough Libraries are hosting several events as part of World Book Night 2012, the nationwide celebration of the reading, recommending and giving of books.
Now in its second year, World Book Night 2012 will take place on the Monday April 23, UNESCO’s International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday.
World Book Night is an industry-wide initiative launched in 2011 and will see one million free books given away by passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland.
Members of the public were invited to apply to be one of the 20,000 book-givers and those selected are passionate readers who enjoy recommending a book they love to other readers. They are also encouraged to pass the books on to those who may be reluctant readers or who are part of communities with less access to books, bookshops and libraries. In total, 480,000 books will be distributed by givers.
The remaining 520,000 will be distributed directly to prisons, libraries, hospitals and other places where books are not readily available, through World Book Night’s charitable partners. For further information visit: www.worldbooknight.org