On 23 April thousands of people got involved with World Book Night by giving away books to people who don't regularly read. This year, we sent almost a third of our 250,000 books to institutions around the UK and Ireland, including prisons, schools and colleges, libraries and homeless groups, to enable their staff to celebrate and share the power of reading with users and colleagues alike.
We heard from lots of institutions who really made the most of the books they were allocated.
Warwickshire College Library at Leamington Spa were allocated 56 books for World Book Night 2014. They took them out of the Library and had a Big Book Giveaway in the College Refectory to reach students who usually walk past the Library doors.
Today Everything Changes by Andy McNab was a huge favourite with the students, with Hello Mum by Bernardine Evaristo also very popular. Students, staff, visitors and building contractors all stopped for a browse and a chat about books, reading and libraries and all 56 books were gone in under an hour.
Library Assistant Tracy Doherty says: "Thanks for giving us a tool to help us reach out to the students we need to engage with."
Leeds Metropolitan University
Commuters in Leeds were pleasantly surprised when staff from Leeds Metropolitan University Library gave out books at Leeds Railway Station on World Book Night.
Members of staff at Sanctuary Housing, a property management organisation, in Hackney got involved with World Book Night for the first time this year. They gave away Rivers of London, Confessions of a GP and Hello Mum.
Jo Revett, Sanctuary's neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: "This is a great way to share the love of reading with our community in Hackney. I hope the books will be inspiring to young and old."
Daniel, aged 12 and a Sanctuary resident, said: "The book looks really interesting and informative and deals with issues we discuss at youth club."
Merseylearn supports learning and skills at Merseytravel and across the transport sector on Merseyside. Merseytravel won the 2012 Six Book Challenge workplace prize draw so we were really pleased to hear that Merseylearn took part in World Book Night this year by giving out copies of CHERUB: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore.
At Peterborough College ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) lecturer Yasmin Rogers recruited her students to help distribute books around the college.
The Learning Resource Centre staff at Hillcroft College in Surrey organised an event to celebrate World Book Night where students enjoyed talking about the books they're reading and the ones they want to try next. There was also an opportunity to make bookmarks, complete word searches and take part in quizzes. At the event staff gave away copies of The Perfect Murder by Peter James, Hello Mum by Bernadine Evaristo and Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin.
They also created a Padlet wall about what and why they like reading. Roopa (pictured, left) commented: "My favourite books are about the army and the police! I completed the Six Book Challenge at Hillcroft. It's the first time I've finished a book!"
Read about the events which took place around the country for World Book Night and about the reaction on social media.
If you were an institutional giver this year please fill out our survey to help us make World Book Night even better in 2015. We also have surveys for individual givers, receivers and pick up points.
Tell us about how you celebrated World Book Night at your institution and send us some photos - email Ffion Dean.