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Celebrate World Book Night at your local library
4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014 in Devon
BOOK lovers in Devon are being invited to celebrate World Book Night at the County Council's libraries next week.
This year, 250,000 World Book Night editions will be given by a network of volunteer reading enthusiasts and institutions focusing on reaching the 35.2% of the population who don't read for pleasure.
In Exeter, library staff and volunteers will be giving out free books outside Exeter Central Station from a specially set up pop-up library from 12pm to 4pm just across the road from Exeter College.
Cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, Roger Croad says; “I'm pleased to hear so much is going on in Devon to celebrate World Book Night. Events such as these are a real talking point in communities and help bring people together.
"This reaches out to people who may be less willing readers or not as confident as others so it's a great way of encouraging people of all ages to pick up a book. Thanks must go to all our volunteers who are helping on the night."
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