Members of Bloxwich Library Forum are getting ready to offer visitors to the library not just the chance of a free book to mark World Book Night, but the opportunity to hear live readings from selected books and more during the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd April 2013.
In a special informal daytime event at the Bookmark Bloxwich complex in Elmore Row, Bloxwich, Walsall which will also include book readings by local author Stuart Williams, the Forum will make available, while stocks last, a small selection of free books provided by World Book Night for the event. And admission is free of charge!
Stuart Williams, who is Vice Chairman of Bloxwich Library Forum, said: “World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading.
“We usually run an evening event on this occasion but this year the Forum decided it would be be more accessible to many to hold an afternoon book giving session combined with readings, especially now the splendid new Bookmark Cafe is open at Bloxwich Library.
“The 23rd of April is also Shakespeare’s birthday and St George’s Day, so what better day to pop into Bloxwich Library for a free book (or to borrow one!), buy a cuppa and a cake and listen to some great stories?”
Readings will take place in Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre between 12.30pm – 1.30pm. The theatre will be opened into the Bookmark Cafe, which will be open as usual from 10.30am – 2.30pm with a standard menu. In addition to this the Cafe are serving a St George’s Day menu from 12pm – 2pm.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: it’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways, through the sharing of stories. Bloxwich Library Forum and Bloxwich Library are delighted to give the event their support.
Bloxwich Library Forum is a volunteer group of members of the local community who manage the Bookmark Bloxwich Theatre in partnership with Bloxwich
For more information about Bloxwich Library, telephone 01922 655900 or see their website: Bloxwich Library