World book night celebrated in cardiff
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, and sees thousands of people share books within their communities for people to benefit and enjoy. People from across the UK have registered to receive free books so they can distribute within their local community.
The night is a great incentive to encourage library users new and old to go along to their local library and find out about the great services and events on offer.
Operational Manager of Cardiff Libraries, Elspeth Morris, said: “Reading a book can be a life-changing experience! World Book Night is a great opportunity to celebrate and share the benefits reading can bring to people who may not be avid readers.
“Libraries are fundamental to reading so naturally we want to see everybody reading, not just on World Book Night, but every night!”
Events taking place in Cardiff include -
Monday April 23 from 7pm – 10pm. Live music from local musicians, Philip Gross winner of Wales Book of the Year 2010 will read some of his latest work. Deborah Kay Davies winner of Wales Book of the Year 2009 will be reading from her work and there will also be poetry readings from Norman Schwenk. Get your free ticket from Canton Library, Tel: 2022 9935, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday April 23 ,meet local author Eileen Younghusband, Barbara Pontin and Annette Williams will be in the library at various times to read extracts from their work For more info, Tel: 2078 5583, Email: email@example.com
Cardiff Central Library
Friday Apri 27, World Book Night Quiz, teams of up to 5 people can battle it out to win the cash prize. Starting at 7.30pm the quiz is £1 per person and everyone who enters receives a free book! To register or for further information contact Grangetown Library, Tel: 2023 0526, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org