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Celebrate World Book Day

Bradford Libraries are gearing up for a fantastic World Book Day with special story times and crafts.

World Book Day 2024 is on Thursday 7 March and Bradford Libraries will be supporting the charity’s mission to encourage all children to discover a love of reading and to have access to books.

There’ll be special story times and crafts, class visits and all libraries will have stocks of free World Book Day books to give away and £1 book tokens too.

Events on Thursday 7 March:

•            Ilkley library will have a World Book Day Special Storytime at 10am and ongoing activities throughout the day including a quiz, colouring and a treasure hunt.

•            Menston library will be hosting an Elmer the Elephant rhyme time at 10:30am. They will be continuing the fun at 3:30 with a dinosaur story time where you can create your own origami dinosaur.

•            Keighley will be inviting visitors to draw or write about their favourite books or characters at 3pm-4:30pm.

•            Burley library will be hosting activities to celebrate World Book Day at 2pm with under 5s and from 3:30pm with 5-11s.

The day before on Wednesday 6 March, Silsden will have a story time based on a story poem by the late Benjamin Zephaniah followed by springtime crafts, booking is recommended.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:  “World Book Day is a great opportunity to encourage children to read more be it at school or at home and a day where children can celebrate and take part by dressing up as their favourite character.  All of our libraries will have stocks of free World Book Day books to give away and £1 book tokens too.”

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