03 March 2014

Northamptonshire libraries are holding lots of special events with local schools to celebrate this year’s World Book Day, highlighting the joys of reading to local children.

About World Book Day

Thousands of libraries across the UK and Ireland are marking the occasion by showing how magical sharing stories can be. Special activities in Northamptonshire libraries include story and songs sessions, workshops with a local author and story writing and illustration competitions.

The competition will be judged by T James Telecoms Ltd who have donated this fantastic prize. The winner will be able to download free e-books to their device through the libraries popular e-books service and take advantage of the free wifi in our libraries.

World Book Day aims to help children explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own and encouraging them to join the library.

To mark the day, all school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 Book token. It can be exchanged for one of the specially published World Book Day £1 books, or is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club. Northamptonshire libraries will also have some of these book tokens for people to collect.


Libraries will also be running a special competition on twitter with the chance to win a Kobo eReader Touch edition. People should tweet @library_plus a picture of themselves with their favourite children’s book, during week commencing 3rd March, using the hashtag #WBDNorthants.