WHAT IS WORLD BOOK DAY?
World Book Day is a celebration!
It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest 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.
This is the 21st year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 1st March 2018, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading.
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Schools will receive packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities and display material.
If you can spare an hour or two a week to assist children at a local primary school who may not be getting the reading support they need why not volunteer with Schoolreaders?
Volunteering opportunities may also be available at your local library. Click here for details.