College to join World Book Night

Northumberland College’s Ashington campus is once again taking part in this year’s World Book Night.

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers.

Four members of staff at the college have each chosen book titles and will be giving away between 18 and 36 copies of each book at the event.

The five titles which have been chosen to be given away for free are: Skellig by David Almond, When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts by Mary Gibson, and Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by MC Beaton.

Marie Tomlin, senior library assistant, said: “Holding World Book Night at the college is a great way to reach learners who have little access to fiction books and has always been a great success over the last four years.”

The evening will also include music from horticulture student Gaynor Evans and readings by local poet Harry Gallagher and local author David Williams.

The event takes place tonight (Thursday) between 6pm and 8pm in the Learning Support Centre.

And the event will be photographed by Thomas Cunningham, a photography student at the campus.

Those attending the event can also enjoy a finger buffet and take part in a raffle on the night.