Tonight, Tuesday 23rd April, Henley Community Library is supporting World Book Night. Book givers from the area converge on the bar at the White Swan from 7pm to give away their chosen titles to anyone who cares to have one and encourage volunteering with the Library. Some books will be held back until 8:30 to allow those attending the Beaudesert Parish Assembly to have a chance to enjoy a new book. Any surplus books that are not distributed tonight will be available for distribution in the Library for the rest of the week. We look forward to seeing you later. There is no need to book for the World Book Night event. Just come. It is Shakespeare’s birthday, St. George’s day and World Book Night so there are three excuses to celebrate tonight!
For those of you who didn’t know already, “World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed books in their communities to share their love of reading. World Book Night is celebrated on April 23. In 2013 it is being celebrated in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: it’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways, through the sharing of stories.” courtesy of World Book Night.