Reading for pleasure is a globally recognised indicator in a huge range of social issues from poverty to mental health. That’s one of the reasons why Woodbridge Library works so hard to inspire more and more people – from the youngest children upwards – to read. At any one time about 10,000 books are out on loan from our library, in the homes and hands of many of the area’s 25,000 library users.
World Book Night is an international event to encourage people to share their love of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives. It takes place in April each year. It’s similar to the very successful World Book Day for children that happens in March when many children dress up in the costume of their favourite book character.
This year Woodbridge Library is celebrating with a World Book Night Quiz on Wednesday 26th April. It’s a quiz with a difference, testing your knowledge of things like sport, food, film and television but with a bookish slant. The librarians have got together to create the questions; members of the Friends of Woodbridge Library will be running the evening. (The librarians are not allowed to enter a team!) Proceeds will go towards the work of the Friends. Their current aim is to equip the library with mobile shelving.
The quiz will start at 7.30pm, with the library doors opening half an hour beforehand to enable teams to get together, have a snack or a drink and prepare themselves for the evening ahead. Teams should be no more than six people and the cost of entry is £3 per person and teams should bring their own refreshments. To book a table please phone the library on 01394 446510 or call in person. You will be asked to provide a team name (make it as memorable as possible!) and some contact details.