Give a book for World Book Night | 23rd April
Tuesday 11th April, 2017
36% of people in England alone don’t regularly read, and this number is higher for young people. World Book Night is your chance to share a book with somebody else. It’s a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year.You can get involved in World Book Night by giving a book to somebody who doesn’t read regularly, like a friend, classmate, sibling or somebody you’ve met through Reading Hack. You can buy a new book, or you could re-gift your own books that you’ve outgrown or know you won’t read again.Here are some prompts to get you started:
“Have you read this? It’s about…”
“You mentioned you love [hobby, sport, favourite film, favourite game etc.], so I thought you might enjoy this book too!”
“I really loved reading this when I was [age], do you want to try it?”
Every World Book Night, books are given out across the UK to people who don’t regularly read, by passionate individuals within their communities and through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters. Since 2011, over two million books have been given away by thousands of volunteers to people who don’t regularly read.
Tweet us and let us know how you plan to celebrate World Book Night 2017! Tag @ReadingHackers and use the #WorldBookNight hashtag.