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World Book Night – how to take part

23rd April 2020

Community is encouraging members to take part in World Book Night. World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23rd April every year. Across the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many more celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives.

Sidra Nisa, Community Learn’s National Organiser said:

“World Book Night will connect a nation in self-isolation. The event is going digital, due to Covid-19. We’re encouraging our members to share in the pleasure of enjoying a book – in print, or in audio. Join in the Reading Hour at 7pm today, taking time out to read alone or with others. And share a book with family, friends or colleagues.”

Here are some reading resources:

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. They deliver several programmes to more than a million people per year, from the Summer Reading Challenge for children to Reading Well and Quick Reads for adults.

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Community members can access reading and literacy courses through the union. Visit our Community Learn pages to find out more.