World Book Day at local libraries for pre school children
By Carol_Deacon | Friday, March 01, 2013, 13:53
Libraries in North Somerset will be marking World Book Day with special events for pre school children.
World Book Day is on Thursday, March 7, and is a celebration of books and reading marked by more than 100 countries around the globe.
Its main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.
And joining a local library which is free is a great way of children discovering new authors and stories/
North Somerset libraries will be showing how magical sharing stories can be.
Activities on the day for children under five years, accompanied by a parent or carer, include:
- 9.30am rhymes and stories at Weston library with Bookstart Bear;
- 2pm rhymes and stories at For All Healthy Living Centre library;
- 2pm story times at Nailsea library with Bookstart Bear;
- 2.15pm story time at Portishead library; and
- 2.30pm story time at Yatton library.
Bookstart Bear will also be visiting other libraries in North Somerset at ryymes and story time at selected times from Tuesday to Friday, March 5-22.
Children attending these sessions can meet the bear and will receive a Bookstart story booklet, sticker and can join the Bookstart Bear Club.
Further details of the bear's visits and regular rhymes and story times click HERE.
Between Monday and Sunday, March 4-10 readers can vote for their favourite children's book which canbe a current title or a book which adults enjoyed reading in the past.
Results of the votes from across North Somerset libraries will be announced in time for World Book Night on Tuesday, April 23.
For more information about World Book Day click HERE or contact your local library.