Library gears up for book giveaway

Pictured is Gillian with her book selection

Pictured is Gillian with her book selection

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Angus Libraries are gearing up to inspire reading in the county by giving away specially selected books as part of World Book Night celebrations on April 23.

As part of World Book Night celebrations, 250,000 books will be given out across the UK. 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, library 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 2 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.