World Book Night 23 April

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

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading.

Sign up for a free audiobook!! You can apply now to receive a free audiobook download on 23 April. Choose one of four titles available and you’ll be sent a download code on World Book Night. To find out more visit

Connecting a nation in self-isolation

World Book Night 2020 is going digital, the plans have had to be modify due to Covid-19. Now more than ever we are encouraging the Borough to share in the pleasure of enjoying a book – in print, in or in audio. Join in the Reading Hour at 7pm on 23rd April, take time out to read alone or with others. Share a book with family, friends or colleagues, by giving recommendations, encouraging someone to join the library or gifting a book. You could video call the Grandchildren and read them a bedtime story. Get dressed up as characters from a book and set up a WhatsApp group and read a book together. Have fun this Worl Book Night!!!