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Northumberland College Library is proud to host a World Book Night 2014 event

Northumberland College Library is proud to host a World Book Night 2014 event  
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Northumberland College’s library in Ashington is opening its doors to the local community by hosting an event as part of the national World Book Night 2014 for the third consecutive year.

The event which takes place on Wednesday 23 April is a nationwide celebration of reading and books which will see one million free books given away by passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland.

Four members of staff from the college libraries have been selected as 'givers' each of whom chose a book from 20 possible titles and will  receive 18 World Book Night editions of their chosen book to give away for free on the night.

The titles that will be given away free to visitors to the event at the college are: Today Everything Changes by Andy McNab, The Humans by Matt Haig, Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon and Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin.

Members of the local community are invited to drop in with family and friends for a fun filled evening, with acoustic live music from Ashington band The Book Worms, poetry from local poet Julie Brown and author Stephanie Butland will be discussing her new book Surrounded by Water.

Stuart Cutforth, Principal of Northumberland College said: "Our dedicated library and learning resource centres provide an excellent service to our students. The college is very proud that members of our staff have been specially selected out of thousands of applicants to give away books as part of this national celebration of reading. We hope that the local community will drop in and join us."

The event takes place on Wednesday 23 April, 6pm to 8pm, in the Library on the first floor of the Ashington Campus on College Road.

In addition to the opportunity to choose one of the free books to take home there will also be a raffle, light refreshments, a selection of discounted books from New Horizons booksellers.