Discover a world of books at libraries on World Book Day
29 February 2016Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are supporting World Book Day 2016 on March 3 by inviting schools and children into their local library to discover the fabulous range of books and resources on offer.
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
The event is in its 19th year and children of all ages will once again come together to appreciate reading.
The main aim of World Book Day 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.
Book tokens will be given to children through their school, so they can purchase £1 books from a special selected list of titles at their local bookshop.
Cheshire West and Chester Libraries are encouraging families to continue the enthusiastic work carried out in schools on World Book Day with a visit to their local library. Many children dress up as their favourite book character to celebrate the day. Lots more titles by their favourite authors can be found on the shelves and are free to loan.
As part of World Book Day celebrations the Council’s libraries will also be hosting special productions of ‘Bardolph’s Box’ - a fantastic fun-paced introduction to Shakespeare's stories for all the family.
Can’t make it to your library? Families are also encouraged to access the wide range of eResources and send in their World Book Day pictures, tweet them to @cwaclibraries or post on the libraries’ facebook page www.facebook.com/cwaclibrary.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing said: “Our libraries offer a great range of books and events that keep children’s imaginations fired up and encourage them to become avid readers.
“Libraries play a vital role in supporting our communities and we are working with schools to ensure children get the best start in life through our services. Children who read and share books from an early age are more likely to develop advanced reading and language skills.
“I hope we see lots of busy bookworms with wonderful costumes visiting Cheshire West’s libraries on World Book Day.”