Library giveaway for World Book Night

Scarborough library will mix the pleasure of reading with the joy of music when it celebrates World Book Night on Tuesday, 23 April.

interior of Scarborough library

The national annual celebration of reading is organised by charity The Reading Agency and involves organisations and individuals across the country.

This year, the library has copies of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green to give away. It’s a coming-of-age novel filled with love, mystery and Star Wars fan-fiction, perfect for young people who may be affected by anxiety.

To complement the book giveaway, there will be a recital by harpist Bridget Cousins in the library on 23 April from 3pm to 4pm. Anyone attending can show their library card or join the library to claim their book. Joining is free and no ID is needed.

It is recognised that people who read books regularly are more likely to feel happier and more satisfied with life. We hope that giving away these free World Book Night books will inspire people to appreciate the benefits of reading and to discover the huge range of free resources available in North Yorkshire libraries.

If you aren’t lucky enough to get a free copy of Turtles All the Way Down, you can borrow it from your library. Call in or request a copy online.

This story was published 17 April 2019