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Are you bored of reading the same books over and over? Would you like to try a brand new read, without having to pay? Say no more…

York libraries

Fri Apr 21 to Sun April 23

Free

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This month all York libraries are hosting events for the World Book Night Big Book Swap.

Anyone who has a favourite book they would like to pass on to someone else can pop down to their local library and swap it for something different read.

Joy of reading

There are other celebrations too, including a chance for you to test your knowledge with a quiz, enjoy a selection of hot beverages and talk to fellow bookworms about your love for a certain novel, volume of poetry or non-fiction read.

You can meet and speak to local authors, benefit in book giveaways and special promotions and enjoy live music.

World Book Night itself is on April 23. This annual event, run by national charity The Reading Agency, focuses on the joy of reading.

Their research has shown that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background – and it can contribute to positive mental health.

Book swaps and Big Read events

Inside York Explore Library. Photograph: Richard McDougall

Friday 21st April

Acomb Explore 11:00am-1:00pm
Clifton Explore 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm
Fulford Library 2:00pm-5:00pm
Poppleton Library 10:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tang Hall Explore 1:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 22nd April

Clifton Explore 10:00am-1:00pm
Copmanthorpe Library 10:00am-12pm
Dringhouses Library 9:30am-1:00pm
Dunnington Library 9:30am-1:00pm
Fulford Library 10:00am-12:30pm
Haxby Explore 9:30am-12:30pm
Huntington Library 9:30am-12:30pm
New Earswick Library 10:00am-11:45am
Poppleton Library 10:00am-12:30pm
Strensall Library 10:00am-12:00pm
Tang Hall Explore 10:00am-12pm

Sunday 23rd April

York Explore 11:00am-4:00pm.

Georgia Simcock

Georgia Simcock

Georgia is an English Language and Linguistics student at York St John University. She likes a wide selection of music and going to gigs, has a soft spot for animals and loves Italian food

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