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23 April 2012

CAVC takes part in World Book Night

Cardiff and Vale College is proud to be taking part in World Book Night 2012, the nationwide celebration of the reading, recommending and giving of books.

Now in its second year, World Book Night 2012 takes place today, UNESCO’s International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday. The initiative was launched in 2011 and will see one million free books given away by passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland.

Members of the public were invited to apply to be one of the 20,000 book-givers and those selected are passionate readers who enjoy recommending a book they love to other readers. They are also encouraged to pass the books on to those who may be reluctant readers or who are part of communities with less access to books, bookshops and libraries.

Carolyn Howe, Learning Centre Manager for Cardiff Sites has been allocated 25 copies of Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell which she will be giving out to learners. Quality and Operational Manager of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Courses at the College, Bernie Foley, has been allocated 25 copies of Sophie Kinsella’s book The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic while Ceri Rowlands (ESOL Support) was allocated 25 copies of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens all of which will be given to two groups of ESOL learners to help encourage their reading and improve their English.

In total, 480,000 books will be distributed by givers. The remaining 520,000 will be distributed directly to prisons, libraries, hospitals and other places where books are not readily available, through World Book Night’s charitable partners.

For further information visit www.worldbooknight.org