Increase your reading skills on World Book Night

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Published Date: 

16 Apr 2015 - 12:34

Oban Library has a treat in store for people who don’t read or read very little, but would like to increase and improve their reading.

In celebration of World Book Night on Thursday 23 April 7 - 9pm, Argyll and Bute Council’s adult literacies and numeracies team have arranged for copies of books to be given free to people who would like to increase their enjoyment of books and who would like help in developing their reading skills. This will include providing books to local charities and organisations which provide support to adults who may be vulnerable.

The adult literacy and numeracy service offers free learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve their skills.  A national survey in 2010 showed that many people needed support with their literacy and numeracy skills from time to time.

There are many reasons for this, for example you might want to get a job, help children with their homework or explore learning opportunities.

The books which will be distributed are The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce and The Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb.

Authors Jess Smith and Jules Watson will be on hand for storytelling, reading, talking and music.

PLEASE NOTE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT – contact Brian Marden (01631 567952) or Oban Library (01631 571444)

To read the Scottish Government’s survey into adult literacies in Scotland, please visit