World Book Night offers the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate with your existing library users, bring new people into the library and engage with the community.

You could host an author for the evening, hold a book-themed party or any other kind of event either on or around 23 April.

Use our library toolkit for ideas on how you can celebrate

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Using the booklist

The World Book Night list offers the perfect selection of books to offer your library users. We’ve worked with publishers to put together a really exciting and engaging list. There’s something on here for everyone, including fiction, non-fiction and books aimed at teens and young adults.

You can use the booklist to create displays in your library, using the resources from our website to make it eye-catching.

World Book Night is the perfect opportunity to engage with library users who don’t borrow books; display the books near computers or help desks and let people know that these books are perfect to get them into reading.

In 2019, Norfolk Libraries used to booklist for their Great Big Read. Running for around a month before World Book Night, all their libraries had displays of the booklist which were very popular with their users! They also held events throughout the month, leading up to a big finale on 23 April. Find out more.

Our free display materials have now sold out in our shop, however printable materials will be available on our website soon. To be added to a waiting list for printed materials, email