A celebration of books and reading will be held at Central Library next Saturday (23 April) to coincide with World Book Night.
Now in its sixth year, World Book Night celebrates the recommending and giving of books and is run by the Reading Agency.
The event coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday and sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift either specially chosen and printed World Book Night Books or their own books in their communities to share their love of reading.
Doors open at 5pm for Swindon’s World Book Night celebration at the Regent Circus library where there will be refreshments and the opportunity to catch up with people who are passionate about books.
At 5.30pm people will be able to hear the Book Givers talking about their books and how they’ve given away their copies. And at 6pm there will be a Shakespeare quiz with readings and prizes.
There will also be the chance to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with a Shakespeare Selfie in a special Selfie area – #shakespeare16
The library service’s Outreach Team will be out and about around the town centre pubs giving out free books from 2pm until 4pm.
For further information about World Book Night contact Leon Flower via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org