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Enfield Council supports Cityread London

Published Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Enfield Council is gearing up to support a special library initiative, happening in April, which promotes reading and exploring history.

Cityread London

‘Cityread London 2014’ is an initiative designed to promote reading for pleasure, engage new library users, and encourage people to explore and celebrate their city’s history by choosing a book and inviting the whole capital to get reading during the month of April.

The 2014 title for Cityread London is the bestselling and critically acclaimed World War I novel ‘My Dear I Wanted to Tell You’ by Louisa Young, selected to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war through literature. 2014 also sees, for the first time, a children’s book celebrated as part of the scheme – Michael Morpurgo’s phenomenal bestseller ‘Private Peaceful’. 2014 of course marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism said “These two books are both a fascinating read, and I am pleased to hear that Enfield Council will be supporting Cityread London 2014 by stocking these books in our libraries.

“It’s so important to explore the history of your area, so make sure you order your copy now. Remember you can reserve a copy for free if it isn’t on the shelf”

For further information please contact Andrea Cooper, Stock & Promotions Officer for Enfield Library and Museum Service on Email or tel: 0208 379 8456 / 07956 060174.

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