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Anne Fine with Staffordshire Pupils

Staffordshire libraries celebrate World Book Day

Children have been claiming their £1 book tokens at their local library and joining in today’s celebrations for World Book Day.

Staffordshire libraries have been holding activities across the county to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, highlighting the joys of reading to children.

The campaign aims to get youngsters to explore the pleasure of reading books, by giving them the chance to own a book of their own.

Gill Heath, Libraries Chief at Staffordshire County Council said:

“It’s great to get budding bookworms buzzing about World Book Day. Good reading starts early and children who share books with others are more likely to develop better language and reading skills.  World Book Day is something our libraries always support and it’s a really fun way to get young people’s imaginations fired up and encourage them to become avid readers and spend more time in their local library.”

Library activities included:

  • Children’s author Anne Fine gave a talk to pupils at Stafford Library
  • Big festival book bash, Lichfield Library, 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Peppa pig fun time session, Penkridge Library, 3pm – 5pm
  • Fancy dress drop-in, Kidsgrove Library, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

To mark World Book Day, all school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 / book token. It can be exchanged for one of ten specially published World Book Day £1 including Peppa Loves World Book Day, Butterfly Beach by Jacqueline Wilson and Island by David Almond – or can be used to get £1 off any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club.

For the latest news and updates about World Book Day 2017, visit worldbookday.com.