Libraries join in World Book Night

Angus Libraries are joining in World Book Night celebrations with events taking place in both Kirriemuir and Monifieth libraries.

In Kirriemuir Library, local poet Kenneth Steven will be a special guest. Whilst Kenneth is first and foremost a poet, he has also published short stories, several picture books as well as two novels for eight to 12 year olds.

Crime writer and former advocate Gillian Galbraith will be at Monifieth Library. Her novels, featuring DI Alice Rice, concentrate on the experiences of those involved in crime detection as well as how good people end up committing terrible crimes.

Both of these events will take place on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m.

The events are free of charge and places can be reserved by getting in touch with any Angus library.

World Book Night is a celebration of books and reading with hundreds of events happening up and down the country. 20,000 volunteers have been selected to give away 20 copies of their favourite book from a selection of titles.

A number of people in Angus have been selected to be ‘book givers’.

April 23 is a symbolic date as it is both the birth and death day of Shakespeare as well as Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright Cervantes which is why UNESCO appointed it the international day of the book.

It aims to raise the profile of reading and try to inspire people who do not read regularly as well as improving literacy and bringing communities together.

These events are jointly funded by Angus Council and Creative Scotland’s Live Literature programme, which is managed by the Scottish Book Trust.

The scheme subsidises up to 1,200 events around Scotland each year.