Take Part In NZ's First Book Night

Thursday 5 May 2016

The first-ever Book Night on Tuesday 24 May is designed to motivate hundreds of readers throughout New Zealand to spend part of their evening reading.

“We are delighted that the Book Discussion Scheme is launching Book Night in May,” says New Zealand Book Council chief executive, Catriona Ferguson.

"At the Book Council. we firmly believe that reading changes lives; Book Night offers a fantastic opportunity for readers around New Zealand to feel a sense of connection with each other and to celebrate all that a good book has to offer," she says.

Individuals, families and groups can participate in Book Night by reading for at least 15 minutes anytime during the evening of Tuesday 24 May.

"No matter who you are with or what time of the evening it is, grab a book, an e-book or a comic or magazine and set aside at least a quarter of an hour to enjoy reading," says Barbara Browning, manager of the Book Discussion Scheme.

Readers who take part in the event can email a message and optional photograph or selfie to the BDS website. Online registration automatically enters you into the prize draw for book vouchers.

Book Discussion Scheme is the only nationwide book group organisation in New Zealand and has more than 1100 registered book groups for adults, ESOL speakers and migrants, prisoners, and high school and tertiary students.

Head into your local library and stock up on your Book Night reading today.

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