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Mr Nosey joins Hackney libraries for World Book Day

Hackney Council is getting ready to celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 3 March) as part of its continued drive to encourage more people to take advantage of what’s on offer at their local library.

Mr Nosey will be joining the celebrations and visting Hackney libraries between Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 March. Other events include an exploration of urban teen novels for British teens; badge making fun; storytelling and puppet theatre show and dress up as your favourite character day.

Hackney Council s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Councillor Jonathan McShane said: “We want more people to see the value of their library and realise what a fantastic resource they are for the local community. You can borrow the latest best seller or use the internet - and all for free. They are also a great place to find out information about your local area. Libraries really are worth a second look. Come and celebrate World Book Day, join your local library and start taking advantage of what s on offer."

Hackney Council’s eight libraries are a fantastic community resource – with over a quarter of a million books and 57,000 DVDs and CDs just waiting to be borrowed, and all for FREE!

Over 70,000 people are members of Hackney Libraries. They have been changing over the last few years in bid to give people more of what they want. They are open longer hours - with three libraries open Sundays. Clapton library has recently been refurbished offering customers a modern comfortable environment within a superb listed building, and a new flagship library at Dalston is due to open later this year.

Hackney libraries have regular book promotions and events. There are over 150 PCs with FREE internet access. Young people can use the homework resources and all libraries have quiet study space and a wide range of study materials.

The Council also wants to know what would encourage more people into Hackney libraries and how we could improve the services that we provide. You can help by completing an online survey at www.hackney.gov.uk/libraries

Events
You are invited to attend the events.

Clapton Library, E5

An Exploration of Urban Teen Novels for British Teens (Teenage/Young Adult Event)
Tuesday 1 March, 6 - 7.30pm
Author and publisher Ola Amoako will be reading extracts from some of her teenage novels and talking about how and if you can relate to the characters and settings.

There will also be a discussion on how to become a writer, how to find your voice and how to put pen to paper. For Teenagers and Young Adults, please contact Clapton Library for more information about age suitability.

Under 5’s Session: Meet Mr Nosey
Thursday 3 March, 10.30am - 12pm
Mr Nosey will be celebrating World Book Day at Clapton Library.
Come and join in on the fun of hearing stories and badge making. Refreshments will be provided, for age 5 and under.

Badge making Fun
Thursday 3 March, 4 - 5pm
Come and make a badge for World Book Day! For children of all ages

C.L.R James Library, E8

Meet Mr Nosey
Thursday 3 March, 4 - 5pm
Mr Nosey knows... Mr Nosey will be celebrating World Book Day with the staff at C.L.R James Library for a special family activity session.

As you know, Mr Nosey always uses his nose to poke into other people s business, he s always reading other people s newspapers rather than his own on the train and he also opens other people s post to find out what s inside.

So, why not come along to the library and have fun designing what you think Mr Nosey would see if he looked through the keyhole at the new Dalston Library - what will the library look like? What books will Mr Nosey see? All entries will be displayed on the notice board in the children s library. All welcome.

Hackney Central Library, E8

Meet Mr Nosey

Tuesday 1 March, 2 - 3pm
Mr Nosey will be at Hackney Central Library to join in on the fun of listening to stories and Mr Men themed activities. All welcome.

Dress up as your favourite character day
Thursday 3 March, 4 – 5.30pm
Celebrate World Book Day by coming along to the library dressed up as your favourite character from books or comics. The best costume or costumes will win a prize. We will also be having a craft or badge making session. For children of all ages

Lecture
6 - 6.30pm
In honour of World Book Day, Cambridge scholar Claire Norman will be discussing why libraries matter more than ever before. She will also be talking about her favourite books that she has discovered in public libraries over the years. Lots of discussion and debate welcome! Adult Event

The Boscars

6.30 – 7.30pm
The results announcement of the Boscars , Hackney Central Library s very own book awards! Over the last few weeks you should have voted for your favourite and worst book - come and hear the results. Adult Event


Homerton Library, E9

Under 5’s Story time: Meet Mr Nosey
Tuesday 1 March, 10.30am – 12pm
Come and help us retell the story of the Giant Turnip, have fun and refreshments and meet Mr Nosey! For age 5 and under


Shoreditch Library

Meet Mr Nosey
Wednesday 2 March, 11am - 12pm
Mr Nosey will be at Shoreditch Library to join in on the fun of listening to stories and puppet making – all based on the theme of Mr. Nosey & Little Miss Sunshine. You will be able to take your puppets home. For children of all ages


Stamford Hill Library

Meet Mr Nosey
Thursday 3 March, 2 - 3pm
Mr Nosey will be celebrating World Book Day at Stamford Hill Library.
Come and join in on the fun of listening to stories and Mr Men and Little Miss puppet making.

Mr Men Themed Colouring sheets and Refreshments will also be available. All welcome.


Stoke Newington Library

Creative Book Making
Tuesday 1 March, 4 - 5pm
Get ready for World Book Day by creating your own picture book and writing a story. All materials will be provided, for age 3 -10 years.


Under 5’s Session: Storytime and cinema with Mr Nosey
Wednesday 2 March, 2 - 3.15pm
In honour of World Book Day, Mr Nosey will be joining in on the fun at Stoke Newington Library.

Join in on interactive storytelling, and then take part in our drawing competition and cinema workshop where you will see your favourite episodes from Mr. Men cartoons. For age 5 and under


Storytelling and Puppet Theatre Show
Thursday 3 March, 4 - 5pm
Celebrate World Book Day by coming along to a special storytelling session where you will meet your favourite fairy tale characters during our puppet show.
Stories, adventures and fairy tales come alive in a puppet theatre, so this event should not be missed! All welcome.


Woodberry Down Community Library

Storytime for under 5 s
Thursday 3 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
Celebrate World Book Day at Woodberry Down Library by coming along to a special storytelling and colouring session. For age 5 and under


Craft using your Favourite Book Characters
Thursday 3 March, 2.30 - 4.30pm
Celebrate World Book Day at Woodberry Down Library by taking part in this craft event based on your favourite book characters!
Which is your favourite book? Come and create your own personalised stories, door hangers, Bookmarks, Masks, Tiaras, and Wands using the characters from your favourite books. For age 5 -12 years

World Book Night
Saturday 5 March
A new nationwide event that will see a million books given away by 20,000 Book Givers who will each give 48 copies of their chosen title to local people. Five libraries in Hackney (Clapton, CLR James, Homerton, Shoreditch and Stoke Newington) have been designated as pick-up points where the where books will be collected by the Book Givers by 5 March 2011.

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