World Book Night in LymeNet is a great success
Monday night saw LymeNet, the Lyme Regis Community Learning centre, hosting an evening in support of World Book Night.
The evening started with drinks and canapés followed by enthusiastic and entertaining readings from 'The Remains of the Day' given by Audrey Vivian and Diana Dixon.
The aim of World Book Night, which now takes place every year, is to celebrate and spread the love of reading books, it sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers (20,000 in the UK) giving away books in their communities to share their love of reading and encourage those who don't regularly read to fall in love with it.
Initially started in the UK in 2011, this year it will also be celebrated in the Ireland, Germany and USA. World Book Night takes place on 23rd April, chosen to mark the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth.
Special World Book Night editions are printed of the 25 titles chosen. There were free copies of two books available at LymeNet on Monday night, 'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro and 'Let the Right One In' by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Over the course of the year some 620,000 books will be given directly to the hardest to reach readers through prisons, care homes, hospitals, sheltered housing, homeless shelters, libraries and through other partner charities.
So, when you next visit Lyme Regis, staying in a Lyme Regis B&B or other Lyme Regis accommodation, make sure that you make the most of your break, relax and enjoy a good book.
The organisers are greatful to the local sponsors of the event who helped to make the evening such a success:
Hix Oyster & Fish House - canapés
The Lyme Regis Co-op - drinks
House of Flowers - presentation bouquets
Published on 24/04/2012.