Explore the work of Commonwealth authors this summer – and you could win a tablet

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Published Date: 

14 Jul 2014 - 11:26

Argyll and Bute libraries are hosting a special summer reading promotion for adults to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, which are due to begin in Glasgow on 23 July.

As well as encouraging people to pick up something new to read, there is also the chance to win a brand new tablet computer.

The ‘Wealth of Reading’ promotion has been designed to celebrate reading and the Commonwealth, and will run in all libraries across the area from 7 July to 30 September.

The promotion, which is funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), will encourage adults to read more by promoting authors and books linked to Commonwealth countries, such as Usain Bolt’s biography ‘Faster than Lightning’, Nelson Mandela’s ‘The Long Walk to Freedom’ and ‘Under the Wide and Starry Sky’ by Nancy Horan.

Reading can open up a whole world of imagination and entertainment and libraries are a great place for people to get more involved in books. 

The Wealth of Reading collection includes some hugely talented writers from around the world and feature many wonderful places and characters from Commonwealth countries. Ask for details at your local library.

Readers can also win a brand new tablet computer by submitting a review of a book they have read from the ‘Wealth of Reading’ collection at their local library. The review should be fifty words or less and can be submitted online.  Alternatively you can submit your review on a postcard and hand it in to your local library. Reviews must be submitted by Tuesday 30 September.   

For information about the Argyll and Bute library service go to