The first Night of Reading will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Proposed by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, in collaboration with book and reading stakeholders, this event invites the public to discover or rediscover the richness of libraries aroundSpecific festive and fun animations and to meet authors, illustrators, storytellers or sponsors of the event.

On this occasion, media libraries, libraries and bookstores will open their doors to the public on extended hours. In the Hauts-de-France region, many book and reading stakeholders are taking part in this first edition of La Nuit de la lecture.

Among these, the Bucy-le-Long and Vermand Media Libraries in the Aisne region offer a literary aperitif and a "family storytelling" evening, and the Chateau-Thierry Media Library a meeting with Serguei Dounovetz, author of crime fiction. In the Somme, the Val-de-Monsomme Intercommunal Media Library in Corbie organizes a game night. In the Oise, the Bailleval and Beauvais media libraries offer an evening of reading aloud as well as an ambulatory reading and the Morienval library invites the reader to a storytelling evening.

In the North, the Old Lille Media Library is organizing a poetry, music and visual arts workshop and the Robert Hossein Cultural Space in Merville is screening a video highlighting poems by artist Bertrand Rigaux. In addition, at the library of Hazebrouck, Bruno Dewaele, ensures the correction commented with humour of an unpublished text created on the occasion of the first edition of La Nuit de la lecture.

The Dainville Municipal Media Library in Pas-de-Calais offers a guided tour of spaces inaccessible to the public and a discovery of the book chain. The Saint-Omer library invites you to discover the animations around the theme «Follow the black thread of the library»

The Night of Reading is also addressed to bookshops and other actors of book and reading.

Thus, the Andy and Marcel bookstore in Lille offers a Silent reading party, a concept of silent group reading and the Ternisien bookstore in Abbeville promotes the great return of the Xmas-green in 2017. Finally, the Centre culturel et d'animation Françoise Dolto in Billy-Bercleau invites readers to wandering readings and pajamas, and to a treasure hunt.