York’s libraries have a great story to tell for World Book Day

What's better than a great book? Photograph: World Book Day
1 Mar 2017 @ 3.08 pm
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It’s World Book Day on Thursday (March 2) and York’s libraries are joining in the fun.

World Book Day celebrates authors, illustrators, books and most importantly of all, reading.

It’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

On the 20th World Book Day children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Children and teachers in schools dress up as their favourite book characters and being both loud and happy as they take part in reading activities.

The main aim of World Book Day in Britain is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Schools and stories

Spellbinding stories… Photograph: Explore York

Explore York Libraries will be celebrating the day with book displays and some schools will be visiting to see what exciting things they can find in their local library, from stories to information, clubs to computers and much, much more.

Across the week the libraries will celebrate World Book Day at under-five story and rhyme times. Details of these are on the Explore York website, so why not look for a story time that suits you and come along?

Everyone from 0-5 is welcome to bring an adult with them and join in. It’s free and we all have lots of fun.