Celebrate World Book Night region-wide with the library

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books.
For the first time the Library Service is working with book enthusiasts in the community creating a unique event in Kirkpatrick Durham. Don Garford, David Alexander and David Fitzgibbon approached the library service to see if they could work together and bring World Book Night to Kirkpatrick Durham. Together they have organised a World Book Night event in the Village Hall with author Jayne Baldwin who will introduce ‘Mary Timney Road to the Gallows’, Renita Boyle – Reader in Residence will delight the audience with her storytelling and there are free World Book Night titles for everyone.
World Book Night in Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, Thursday 23 April – 7.00 – 9.00pm Free Event for Adults, All welcome. Free Book Giveaway.
Meanwhile, in the East of the region, World Book Night is being celebrated in Annan.
Annan Library is hosting a World Book Night Book Giveaway on Thursday 23rd April, 6.00-7.00pm
Local author and musician Vivien Jones will introduce the World Book Night title the Queens Gambit by Elizabeth Freemantle and Carolyn Yates will introduce Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Entertainment will be provided with live renaissance music.
A wide selection of World Book Night titles are being gifted at this event including Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Freemantle, Prime Suspect by Linda la Plante, The Martian by Andy Weir, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Skellig by David Almond, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson. (subject to availability).

World Book Night in Annan Library, Thursday 23 April – 6.00 -7.00. Free Event for Adults, All welcome. Free Book Giveaway.

Councillor Tom McAughtrie, Chair of the Council’s Community and Customer Services commented;
“World Book Night is fantastic opportunity for everyone to enjoy reading by trying something new. The community events in Kirkpatrick Durham and Annan are great ideas to get people together and share the pleasure of a good book”.

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