We’re supporting World Book Night once again by sharing information about this annual event which sees thousands of volunteers donate specially selected books to individuals and communities with limited access to reading resources.
The annual celebration is run by the Reading Agency “a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.” The celebration’s aim is not only to share books, but also to foster a lifelong love of reading.
Although applications to register to become a volunteer have now closed, you can still join in the celebration by registering to donate books of your own. That’s what we did last year and we’ll be doing so again. Find out more about World Book Night and how you can take part here. Click here to read how the celebratory nature of the event impacts individuals and communities.
On 23rd April 2015 give a book on World Book Night. World Book Night is an annual celebration of books and reading where volunteers and give a book to members of their communities who do not have access to books. Anyone can volunteer to give a book, it can be a new or a well loved book that you already own. To find out more click this link for details.
We’ll be donating a number of paper back titles on the night, including this particular favourite of mine “I took the Moon for a Walk” by Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay. Who are you going to share a book with on World Book Night? Stuck for ideas? Why not gift a book from our collection, click here to browse.
World Book Night Update 9/6/2015 – We were really pleased to donate books to two organisations in the London Borough of Newham. The first, Ingeenium is a small creativity charity based in Custom House that provides, accessible creative projects for people in London. The second was Little Diamonds Nursery Ltd based in Forest Gate, which provides childcare aged 0 – 5 years.