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.

A library toolkit is available on our resources page to provide you with ideas on how you can participate.

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.

All the books on the list are available as either e-books, audiobooks or both. If your digital service allows, this is the perfect opportunity to run a promotion with this set of books.

Share the #ReadingHour and the Road to Reading

Use your library’s in-person and online promotional channels to encourage people to join in:

  • The #ReadingHour, from 7-8pm on 23 April when everyone is encourage to dedicate time to reading
  • The Road to Reading, a 10-week initiative inviting people to pledge to read for 30 minutes each week, creating positive reading habits