The Learning Resource Centre celebrated World Book Night on Friday 21st April by holding a free book giveaway. Students were able to pick up their free copy of Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley from Librarian and LRC Manager, Jo Canessa. The aim of the giveaway was to encourage people of all ages to read for pleasure, it was a great success with books flying off the shelves!
Run every 23 April by national charity, The Reading Agency, World Book Night is committed to reaching the millions of people in the UK who don’t regularly read for pleasure or own books.
Research from The Reading Agency has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background and can contribute to positive mental health. Nearly two thirds (64%) of those who received a book on World Book Night 2016 said it encouraged them to read more, while 88% of those who gave out books said they had talked about books more since taking part.