There are loads of exciting things happening in libraries on and around World Book Day.
The Biggest Book Show on Earth
The Biggest Book Show on Earth will take place from 11am to midday on World Book Day. It will be streamed to audiences of children in various venues, including libraries. You can register now to stream the show or, from Friday 8 March, you can watch the show on demand.
You can see Tony Robinson's invitation to the show below!
The Biggest Book Show on Earth 2013 Trailer from World Book Day on Vimeo.
The following flagship events celebrating World Book Day are taking place across the country on and around 7 March:
Monday 4 March
Simon Scarrow, Downham Library, Norfolk
Jonathan Meres, Wester Hailes Library, Edinburgh
Wednesday 6 March
Jonathan Meres, Craigmillar Library, Edinburgh
Jonathan Meres, Fountainbridge Library, 2-3pm, Edinburgh
Thursday 7 March - World Book Day!
Polly Dunbar, Jubilee Children's Library, 1.30pm, Brighton
Annabel Pitcher and Michael Stewart, The New Library at Wakefield One, 4.30pm, Wakefield
Friday 8 March
Sufiya Ahmed, Heathlands School but organised by Wood Green Library, 12pm-1pm, London Borough of Haringey
Pippa Goodhart, Knighton Library, 6.30-8pm, Leicester
Saturday 9 March
Puppet making, Belgrave Library, 10.30-12pm and 1.30-2.30pm, Leicester
Tuesday 12 March
Francesca Simon, Canada Water Library, London Borough of Southwark
Wednesday 13 March
Curtis Jobling, Studio Theatre at Pyramid, 10am, Warrington
There are also numerous events happening in other libraries across the country. We'd love to hear about the events you're organising and to see your photos. Share them with us on twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other ways to celebrate
- A library membership drive: library joining forms have been included in schools packs. Look out for children, young people and adults bringing these to libraries.
- Fantastic Storycraft videos - 10 videos of bestselling children's authors and illustrators sharing their tips and writing secrets.
- A World Book Day App for young people, containing a digital £1 book token, exclusive stories by bestselling authors - with 'like' and 'share' functions so young people can share their favourite stories with each other - and competitions.
- Free World Book Day poster packs have been sent to each library authority by your library suppliers.
- If you have some great ideas about promoting reading on World Book Day, then please share them in World Book Day's Showcase section.
We are also delighted that World Book Day have put a library joining message in the backs of books, and have highlighted the 'first-time challenge' for working with libraries in the schools packs, which includes suggestions for ways that schools and libraries can work together.
Don't forget to like World Book Day on facebook and follow them on Twitter - @WorldBookDayUK. You can use #worldbookday to join in the celebration.