Great book give away at local libraries

Library assistant Glenda Paton with a copy of 'Getting Rid of Matthew'.
Library assistant Glenda Paton with a copy of 'Getting Rid of Matthew'.

Staff from Angus Libraries are hoping to inspire more reading in local communities by giving away special books as part of World Book Night celebrations on Wednesday, April 23.

250,000 World Book Night books will be given out all over the country by a network of reading enthusiasts and institutions who particularly hope to reach part of the population who don’t yet read for pleasure.

In Angus, a number of library staff have been selected as World Book Night givers and they will be out and about in their areas at the local shops, train stations, even the gym.

Glenda Paton, Assistant at Brechin Library, has already taken delivery of her books and is looking forward to meeting folk and talking about her choice of “Getting Rid of Matthew” by Jane Fallon.

Since it began in 2011, World Book Night has created an extraordinary group of 46,000 volunteers giving away books to over two million people. This year World Book Night has recently come under the guardianship of the Reading Agency, the charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader.

For the first time, The Reading Agency is also launching Community Book Giving, a new way of getting involved with World Book Night which will widen opportunities for participation. Anyone can take part without having applied to give away copies of the official books donated by publishers. They can give away either a book off their shelves or buy a new or second hand book. World Book Night is celebrated on UNESCO International Day of the Book.