Norfolk's Great Big Read

Great Big Read is our annual reading promotion for adults and runs from 20 March – 22 April.  This year’s theme is Norfolk’s Most Wanted, our top 20 most popular and in demand books asked for by library customers.  Norfolk’s Most Wanted features crime, thrillers and romance, including bestselling books such as ‘The Girl on The Train’ by Paula Hawkins and ‘The Night Manager’ by John Le Carre.  

Take a look at the Most Wanted titles and reserve a copy from the library catalogue.  

A selection of Norfolk’s Most Wanted titles are also available as e-Books.

You can add a book review or star rating by visiting the library catalogue, logging in to your library account, searching for the book you’d like to review, clicking on the book title and selecting ‘add your review’. 

You can also write a review for our book blog - email your book review to tweetlibraries@norfolk.gov.uk.

Below is a list of Norfolk’s Most Wanted events and activities happening in Libraries during the promotion.

 

Norfolk's Most Wanted events

Event: What did you think of Norfolk’s Most wanted?  Pop-up Book Chat

Have you read any of Norfolk's Most Wanted books? If so, please join us for a pop up chat about the books that you liked and why! 

Date: Thursday 27 April

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Event: In Norfolk’s Most Wanted Good Company

Come and join us for a chat n cuppa while choosing new books recommended by fellow customers. Swap thoughts, reviews and book suggestions. Meet up with old friends, make new friends and borrow some great reads.

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Event: In Norfolk’s Most Wanted Good Company

Come and join us for a chat n cuppa while choosing new books recommended by fellow customers. Swap thoughts, reviews and book suggestions. Meet up with old friends, make new friends and borrow some great reads.

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 10am – 1pm

Event: Norfolk’s Most Wanted – Great Big Read Launch

Our big read this year is made up of 20 of the most asked for books in Norfolk Libraries in 2016. There’s something for everyone so pop in and pick up a good read.  

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 3pm – 7.30pm

Event: Meet the author Rachel Hore

Author of The House on Bellevue Gardens. Rachel will be talking about how she came to write her books. Tea and coffee will be available to buy.

This is a free event but booking is recommended.  To book a free place please contact the library on:

Telephone: 01493 844551 or email: Yarmouth.lib@norfolk.gov.uk

Date: Thursday 23 March

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm 

Event: Book Lovers Quiz and Reader Recommends

A book quiz followed by refreshments and a chance to discover great new reads. Tickets for this event are £2.50 each which includes refreshments and one free reservation per person.

Date: Friday 21 April

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Event: Norfolk’s Most Wanted – Great Big Read Launch

Our big read this year is made up of 20 of the most asked for books in Norfolk Libraries in 2016. There’s something for everyone so pop in and pick up a good read.   

Date: Tuesday 21 March

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Event: Norfolk’s Most Wanted – Great Big Read Launch

Our big read this year is made up of 20 of the most asked for books in Norfolk Libraries in 2016. There’s something for everyone so pop in and pick up a good read.   

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 10.30am – 12noon

Event: What did you think of Norfolk’s Most wanted?  Pop-up Book Chat

Have you read any of Norfolk's most wanted books? If so, please join us for a pop up chat about the books that you liked and why! 

Date: Thursday 20 April

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Event: What did you think of Norfolk’s Most Wanted?  Pop-up Book Chat

Have you read any of Norfolk's most wanted books? If so, please join us for a pop up chat about the books that you liked and why! 

Date: Tuesday 18 April

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Event: Norfolk’s Most Wanted Coffee Morning

Come and find out about Norfolk's top 20 titles and borrow today.

Date: Monday 20 March

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

Event: Book Lovers Quiz and Reader Recommends

A book quiz followed by refreshments and a chance to discover great new reads. Tickets for this event are £2.50 each which includes refreshments and one free reservation per person.

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Event: What did you think of Norfolk’s Most Wanted?  Pop-up Book Chat

Have you read any of Norfolk's most wanted books? If so, please join us for a pop up chat about the books that you liked and why! 

Date: Friday 28 April

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Event: Reepham Reads

Pop in to the library during the Great Big Read promotion, borrow one of the titles and let us know what you think by writing a few words or a short review and we’ll add to our review board.

Date: Between Monday 20 March and Saturday 22 April

Event: Book Lovers Quiz and Reader Recommends

A book quiz followed by refreshments and a chance to discover great new reads. Tickets for this event are £2.50 each which includes refreshments and one free reservation per person

Date: Tuesday 11 April

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Event: Quiz and Coffee Morning

Why not come and have a cuppa and test your knowledge of books?  For further details and to book your team, please contact the library on:

Telephone:  01842 752048 or email: thetford.lib@norfolk.gov.uk 

Date: Saturday 22 April

Time: 11am – 12noon

Event: Book Lovers Quiz and Reader Recommends

A book quiz followed by refreshments and a chance to discover great new reads. Tickets for this event are £2.50 each which includes refreshments and one free reservation per person.

Date: Thursday 20 April

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Event: Norfolk’s Most Wanted Coffee Morning

Come and join us for a coffee and chat while choosing new books recommended by fellow customers. Swap thoughts, reviews and book suggestions. Meet up with old friends, make new friends and borrow some great reads.

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12noon