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Join Zenrec and get involved with Northern Ireland Book Week

01 November 2016

Join Zenrec and get involved with Northern Ireland Book Week #bookweekni #zenrecrecruitment (Saturday 29 October – Friday 4 November)

Book Week NI is a joint initiative between BBC Northern Ireland and Libraries NI to celebrate the pleasures and benefits of reading and share the message that books and reading are for everyone.

Book Week NI offers many opportunities and benefits for audiences to get involved, both on air, online and on social media with excellent benefits for individuals.  Imagine the possibilities and enhancemnet to you personal and working life if you sit back and relax with a new book. Zenrec think this is an excellent idea and are getting involved and hope you do to.

Here are some of the excellent Benefits that book reading can do for you.

  • Stress Reduction
  • Knowledge
  • Vocabulary Expansion
  • Memory Improvement
  • Improved Focus and Concentration
  • Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills
  • Better Writing Skills
  • Tranquility
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Free Entertainment

Paul Givan MLA, who has responsibility for libraries across Northern Ireland says: “I am pleased that BBC Northern Ireland and Libraries NI are working together to support learning and literacy; books are for everyone and can be accessed for free either online or through the 98 libraries or 16 mobile units across Northern Ireland. Libraries are a key service to communities and I encourage people to get involved in The Biggest Book Group in the Country and to visit their local library and to borrow their first book.

At Zenrec we will be joining in on the fun and visiting our local library in Portadown to find that perfect new read! To find your local library search here:

More about getting involved with #bookweekni

On Monday 31 October, Stephen Nolan will be launching The Biggest Book Group in the Country. Once a month, BBC Radio Ulster’s The Nolan Show will give listeners the chance to share their views on that month’s chosen book. In the first of The Biggest Book Group in the Country, Charlie Lawson will introduce and read some extracts from the book group’s first ever book. Listeners will then have a month to read the book, available at local libraries, before the programme discusses it at the end of November.

Stephen says "I've been told that I'm losing out not reading books - that a great book will take me to new worlds, new ways of relaxing and new ways of broadening my thoughts. So I'm going to give it a go. If you, like me, haven't read much before now, then let's start the journey together and then we can share with each other ideas about great books on the biggest show in the country!”

Books and reading are for everyone, and BBC Northern Ireland’s Book Week NI hopes to encourage audiences to share their book-shaped stories and experiences. Audiences are encouraged to share their favourite books from childhood, the book that they keep returning to and which may have changed their life. BBC NI is also interested in hearing about the book that grown-ups would recommend to their younger selves, books that young people are reading right now and what they like about them.

Get involved, visit your local library, follow the show and read more and don't forget to hashtag #bookweekni  #zenrecrecruitment  #supportNI. 


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