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World Book Day 5th March 2020

  “World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, 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.


This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland 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.” 


This year World Book Day takes place on Thursday 5th March 2020. The theme this year is to share a million stories. Visit the World Book Day website for more details.

Reading Libraries will be distributing the £1 Book Tokens at all their Rhymetimes throughout the week of the 2nd to the 6th of March. 

On World Book Day 5th March 2020 there will be a character themed Rhymetime at Central Library. Every child will receive a colouring in sheet and Book Token.

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World Book Day 2020 ~ 5th March

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