Free books given away for World Book Night

The Bodleian Healthcare Libraries celebrated World Book Night on Monday the 25th of April, an international event that aims to inspire people to discover the pleasure and benefits of reading by offering free books to all.

Stalls were set up at all four OUH hospitals with a variety of different titles and genres available. More than 200 books in total were given out to staff, patients, and visitors.

Judith Ames, Senior Library Assistant, said: 'We’re really trying to help people discover the enjoyment and benefits that reading can bring. It can help relieve stress and provide that bit of escapism that everybody needs from time to time.' 'The stalls have been received very well and the books went quickly, which is great!'

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