On April 23rd the LRC team celebrated World Book Night by arranging a book swap event outside of the LRC. Students and staff were encouraged to bring in books they had particularly enjoyed and give other members of the college community a chance to own them. During the day about 40 books were swapped or given away.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. In the UK 35% of people don’t regularly read despite reading for pleasure being a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health.
We hope that by taking part in the event that we will have encouraged some members of the college to discover the reading habit again.