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Libraries NI to celebrate World Book Day 2018

Libraries NI has announced a programme of special events to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 1 March 2018.

This year’s theme is Share a Story and Libraries NI is joining with others from around the UK and Ireland to encourage people of all ages to share the pleasure of reading and stories together.

Commenting on World Book Day, Jim O’Hagan, Libraries NI Chief Executive said: 

“Libraries NI is delighted to support World Book Day and the ‘Share a Story’ theme. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved.

“Libraries have a wealth of storybooks, picture books and novels to choose from, all of which can be borrowed for free using a library card. Parents and carers can encourage children to develop a love of reading by bringing them regularly to the library.” 

On Thursday 1 March, and on some other dates, children are invited to share in some wonderful stories at special events in selected libraries across Northern Ireland, more details can be found in our table of events. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged! 

World Book Day is held annually on the first Thursday in March. It is the biggest reading 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. 

Booking is essential for these events. Contact libraries directly to check availability and to book a place.

Full table of events