All On Same Page For World Book Day
Written by Scott McGerty on 1st March 2018
Schools and libraries services in Sunderland are preparing to celebrate World Book Day this Thursday (1 March).
School children from three primary schools have been invited to visit their local libraries in the city centre, Houghton and Washington to take part in activities that raise awareness of the range of services libraries provide and the massive contribution libraries and reading makes to people’s lives.
Meanwhile schools across the city will also have their own programmes in place to help their pupils play their part in this annual celebration.
Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture Councillor John Kelly said: “World Book Day provides us all with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate books and libraries, and how they help improve both our individual literacy and quality of life.
“Books help us share stories, ideas and inspiration and while libraries have changed the way they make them available to us all to reflect changing trends and tastes, such as online and digitally, they continue to provide a valuable service across our communities.
“I hope that the children visiting their local libraries on Thursday will enjoy their experience and become regular visitors with their families.”
As part of the World Book Day celebrations, book tokens will also be given out at libraries which can be exchanged for free or reduced priced children’s books at participating bookstores.