Celebrate reading at Buckinghamshire Libraries on World Book Night 2017
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.
Alongside events taking place nationwide, this year World Book Night is encouraging readers across the UK to celebrate reading by sharing a book that has made a difference to them. Give out your own book of choice in your community and post it on the World Book Night 2017 Goodreads page, or take part on social media on 23 April by recommending a book that has made a difference to you, using #WorldBookNight.
Join in the fun at Hazlemere Library at their Big Book Swap taking place from 21 -25 April. Take a book along that you loved but no longer need and swap it for a new equally well-loved and recommended book.
Visit Beaconsfield Library on 28 April to listen to a free author talk by Geoffrey Gudgion - an author's light-hearted look at the writing profession.
Listen to World Book Night author Vaseem Khan discuss his latest novel with Quentin Falk at Bourne End Community Library on 27 May as part of their 50th anniversary festival.
Read the 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.
 Sullivan and Brown (2013) Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading
 The Reading Agency (2016) World Book Night 2016 Evaluation Report