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World Book Night celebrated

Wednesday 23 April 2014

On Wednesday 23 April, College staff member Helen Berry took part in the annual World Book Night celebrations by giving away free copies of the Nora Roberts novel Black Hills.

Helen, Support for Learning Manager at the College, successfully applied to join 20,000 other people across the UK and Ireland as a World Book Night 'book giver' and donated her copies of the novel to her local library.

"This is the third year that I have been a book giver and in previous years I have given the books away myself on the night," Helen explained. "This year, I decided to donate them to Wandsworth Town Library as they are giving away books to visitors and passers by throughout the day. Reading is very important to me on both a personal and professional level and I support any campaign that promotes reading and the enjoyment of literature."

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books. It sees passionate volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. In the UK, 35% of people don't regularly read despite reading for pleasure being a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health.

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