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Storytelling shared for World Book Night

25 April 2016

Residents and community groups around Shiregreen are set to get reading after receiving a range of books from Sanctuary Housing.

Love of reading

Staff from the leading housing provider gave out the reads, which included ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo and Lucy Diamond’s ‘A Baby at the Beach Café’, to mark national event World Book Night, aimed at inspiring a love of reading.


Lucky recipients of the books were a toddler group at Shiregreen United Reformed Church and Forge Youth Group’s young participants, aimed at encouraging the younger generation to get stuck into reading.

Rachel Stone from Forge Youth Group said: “It’s really kind of Sanctuary to give their books to us and we can’t wait to get started on them!”

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life.


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