Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism celebrates World Book Night in Wrexham Library

World Book Night is an annual celebration of books and reading which takes place across the world on Thursday 23rd April and many libraries across Wales and the UK will be taking part.

As part of Wrexham’s first Carnival of Words, Wrexham Library is hosting an evening of World Book Night celebrations, inviting people to come along to receive a book, have the chance to chat to local authors, hear from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates and to listen to winning stories from a young peoples’ creative writing competition. Refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm.

Ann Hughes, Library Services Manager, commented: “World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. 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.

“Whether you’re a regular reader or rarely turn the pages of a novel, comic, newspaper or magazine, you can come along to our carnival event, be part of something special and help World Book Night spread a love of reading across Wrexham and indeed across Wales.”

 

The Deputy Minister said “Reading is a great way to escape into other worlds, whether that’s sci-fi, historical or thrillers, there’s something at your local library to suit everyone’s taste Encouraging a love of reading is important in improving literacy and other life skills.

 

“I’m delighted to have been chosen as one of the volunteers gifting books for World Book Night and hope that these books and the event will inspire people to read their way to a new adventure. Libraries are a great treasure trove of material for you to explore – why not go along to your library tomorrow and start your reading adventure.”

 

PHOTO: DM at event