More than 200 free books will be given away for free in Milton Keynes as part of World Book Night, the annual celebration of reading and books, on April 23.
The national event, which takes place on the day of William Shakespeare’s birth and death each year, sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading. Run by The Reading Agency, a charity which believes that everything changes when we read, the aim of the event is to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader.
Michelle Herriman, Library Outreach and Community Area Specialist, is delighted that Milton Keynes is taking part in the event once again. She said: “In the past, all the places we have visited on World Book Night have been so enthusiastic and pleased that we have chosen their setting to gift in. We’re sure that the event this year will garner just as much interest and success.”