Libraries NI donates books to local community groups in celebration of World Book Night 2022

Libraries NI donates books to local community groups in celebration of World Book Night 2022
Published 20 Apr 2022

The Kiss by Santa Montefiore

Libraries NI, in celebration of World Book Night 2022 is delighted to be donating a large number of copies of The Kiss by Santa Montefiore to local community groups across Northern Ireland over the coming weeks.

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading that takes place on Saturday 23 April 2022. People from all backgrounds are brought together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. The best part about it is that everyone can get involved! Whether you read a lot or don't know when you last picked up a book, you can join in the celebration.

Brid Steel, Libraries NI Service Development Manager said;

“Libraries NI is thrilled to have been selected as a recipient of 1000 copies of The Kiss by Santa Montefiore as part of World Book Nights aim to encourage people to reconnect with the written word and share the pleasure of reading. Adult literacy and reader development is extremely important, we hope that the local community groups receiving these gifted books will enjoy them and it will encourage them to reignite or help to develop their love of books and reading.

“There are also a number of books on the World Book Night 2022 reading list which are available to borrow for free from the Libraries NI catalogue and I would encourage everyone to call into their local library, borrow a book and get involved in this year’s celebrations.”

This year, there are two very exciting things happening on World Book Night online.

On Saturday 23 April at 6:00pm a ‘The Stories That Shape Us’ event will be live streamed from the British Library Theatre. Join host Bobby Seagull and special guests Dr Alex George, Lemn Sissay, Ayisha Malik and Dreda Say Mitchell as they talk about the stories that have impacted their lives. It’s perfect for both enthusiastic readers and those who don’t regularly read. Reserve your ticket now

At 7:00pm everyone is encouraged to share activity on social media using #ReadingHour. The #ReadingHour is for everyone to dedicate time for reading. You can read on your own or with others, a print book or an audiobook, or talk to someone about a book you like. Find out more

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a UK-wide charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. We know that reading for pleasure is linked to fewer feelings of stress and depression, better sleeping patterns and improved literacy.

Call into your local library or visit our World Book Day books list to borrow the titles from this year’s collection.

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