Wednesday, 20 April 2016

World Book and Copyright Day!

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Hooray! Hooray! It's World Book and Copyright Day!

April 23rd is the day the world celebrates literature in all its forms and encourages everyone to discover the enjoyment of reading. Why April 23rd? It wasn't because that day was available, many noted authors were born or died on April 23rd.

Some of these authors include Miguel de Cervantes (The Adventures of Don Quixote) who died in 1616, Shakespeare who also died in 1616 (Much Ado About Nothing always a favourite) and Vladimir Nabokov who was born in 1899 (Lolita being his most famous novel).

So to spread the joy of reading we encourage you to browse our curriculum section and go on a magical journey with Harry Potter, fall in love with a vampire in Twilight (we won't judge), or jump down a rabbit hole with Alice. If you're after something a little more mature, we have that covered too! Why not solve a mystery with Inspector Rebus, Sherlock Holmes or  Hercule Poirot? Or read Bridget Jones's Diary? As you can tell we have a lot more in our library besides boring old textbooks, so to celebrate this World Book and Copyright Day please pick up a book and remind yourself why you like reading.

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