World Book Day 2012
World Book Day - the biggest ever celebration of reading - took place in schools, libraries and other venues around the UK on 1 March.
World Book Day and libraries
We hope that World Book Day went well in your libraries. Email us to tell us how you celebrated World Book Day!
- There was a library membership drive; library joining forms were included in schools packs with messages, such as 'join a friend to the library', 'bring your grown-up to the library' and 'get your family to join the library on WBD'
- The Biggest Book Show on Earth - an online festival showcasing the cream of children's publishing talent - was streamed into libraries, schools and cinemas across the UK on World Book Day. You can watch it here: http://worldbookday.streamuk.com/ondemand/
- The brand-new World Book Day App is available now. It features six brilliant short stories written especially for World Book Day by some of the best Young Adult authors in the world: Malorie Blackman, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz, Sophie McKenzie and Rachel Vincent.
- There is a dedicated libraries page on the WBD website with a WBD toolkit, a PR pack and a World Book Day themed Chatterpack.
- There are lots more fantastic resources on the World Book Day website. Visit www.worldbookday.com to see what's on offer.
- We worked with World Book Day to ensure that libraries were incorporated into the **World Book Day PR*, and that all the great things that libraries have to offer were outlined.
- We hope that you worked in partnership with schools. In the WBD newsletters that went out to primary and secondary schools, we outlined the importance of libraries in promoting World Book Day. For example, we suggested that schools arranged class visits to the library, encouraged children to take their families to the library, and highlighted the Summer Reading Challenge or Summer Reading Challenge volunteering to pupils.
Schools and libraries working together
If you work in a school, you can find your local library here.
You can also get in touch with your school library service.
World Book Day 2012 promotional material
This year the World Book Day promotional packs were dispatched to every library authority by Bertrams, and Askews and Holts library suppliers. This was to ensure you did not have to pay postage and packaging costs, as in previous years. Each poster pack contained 4 x different A2 posters, and will be dispatched by 27 January with book deliveries, to arrive in plenty of time for World Book Day.
The WBD packs contained instructions stating that they should be forwarded to the reader development contact in each authority.