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World Book Night

May 13, 2014

YOUNG people and staff from YMCA Humber enjoyed World Book Night 2014 thanks to three generous donors in the North East Lincolnshire area.

Alan Burley, Nicola Maasdam and Tracey Wilson offered a number of popular novels to YMCA Humber, which were distributed amongst staff and young people on World Book Night on 23rd April.

The books on offer were Andy McNab’s autobiography, Today Everything Changes, a collection of short stories by Roald Dahl, entitled Vengeance Is Mine Inc. and Martin Cruz Smith’s international bestseller Gorky Park.

World Book Night was enjoyed at both our Peaks Lane and Foyer Housing Projects and young people and staff alike jumped at the opportunity to collect some new reading material.

Dayna currently resides at our Foyer Housing Project and spoke of her passion for reading.

She said: “I enjoy reading and I like crime novels mainly, so I opted for a copy of Gorky Park.

“It looks like quite a substantial read, so it is something I can hopefully really get into and there is something of a crime and thriller element to it – I think I will enjoy it.”

Jake, from our Peaks Lane Housing Project wasted no time getting stuck into Roald Dahl’s Vengeance Is Mine Inc. and was surprised at the content.

“You are used to his (Dahl’s) books being mainly aimed at children or about really imaginative creations but these short stories are a lot darker and they take some getting used to.

“But I am going to keep going back to it because I am determined to work my way through the book.”

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books where passionate volunteers distribute hundreds of books to their communities, so that they can share their love of reading with others.

YMCA Humber’s aim is to share these books around as many young people in our projects as possible, as well as placing them in rooms so that future members of the Association can enjoy them too.

For more information on World Book Night, please visit www.worldbooknight.org.