Monday, 23 April 2012

World book night celebrated in Cardiff

Libraries across Cardiff will celebrate World Book Night on Monday April 23, with the event marked across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, and sees thousands of people share books within their communities for people to benefit and enjoy. People from across the UK have registered to receive free books so they can distribute within their local community. The night is a great incentive to encourage library users new and old to go along to their local library and find out about the great services and events on offer.

Operational Manager of Cardiff Libraries, Elspeth Morris, said: “Reading a book can be a life-changing experience! World Book Night is a great opportunity to celebrate and share the benefits reading can bring to people who may not be avid readers. Libraries are fundamental to reading so naturally we want to see everybody reading, not just on World Book Night, but every night!”

Events taking place in Cardiff include -

Canton Library

Monday April 23 from 7pm - 10pm. Live music from local musicians, Philip Gross winner of Wales Book of the Year 2010 will read some of his latest work. Deborah Kay Davies winner of Wales Book of the Year 2009 will be reading from her work and there will also be poetry readings from Norman Schwenk. Get your free ticket now from Canton Library, Tel: 2022 9935, Email:

Fairwater Library

Monday April 23 ,meet local author Eileen Younghusband, Barbara Pontin and Annette Williams will be in the library are various times to read extracts from their work For more info, Tel: 2078 5583, Email:

Cardiff Central Library

Friday Apri 27th, World Book Night Quiz, teams of up to 5 people can battle it out to win the cash prize.
Starting at 7.30 the quiz is £1 per person and everyone who enters receives a free book! To register or for further information contact Grangetown Library, Tel: 2023 0526, Email:

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