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
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.