BOOKWORMS are being invited to a literary celebration at Swindon’s Central Library next week.

The event next Wednesday starts at 7.15pm and is being held to mark World Book Night, which is a nationwide celebration of the reading, recommending and giving of books and coincides with UNESCO’s (United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) International Day of the Book.

World Book Night is now being run by the Reading Agency and the charity is launching Community Book Giving, to which anyone can sign up, and they will be responsible for giving their own book, which can be anything they choose, either taking it from their book shelves, or buying it new or second-hand.

On World Book Night, book givers will be on hand at the Central Library to speak about their books and why they think they are so great.

There will also be the opportunity to watch the film version of Much ado About Nothing in conjunction with the Swindon Film Society.

A special World Book Night book quiz with poetic interludes provided by Swindon’s own bestselling poet Hilda Sheehan will be taking place on the night. More details are on the Council What’s On Guide