Hackney,
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February
2019
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Celebrate World Book Day at Hackney's libraries

children and families can enjoy reading together at Hackney libraries

From tigers that come to tea, to wizarding wanderers, this World Book Day on 7 March, children across Hackney will be dressing up as their favorite fictional characters.

To encourage even more young people to fall in love with reading, on the day, Hackney Libraries are giving away free book vouchers, hosting a talk and book giveaway with author Davina Hamilton, and holding book inspired craft workshops for those aged 4-11 years old.

Now in its 22nd year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading that aims to ensure everyone under 18 is able to have a book of their own and learn how to access free books at their local library. The theme of this year's day is #ShareAStory where children will be encouraged to read for 10 minutes to their friends, family and parents to highlight the importance of reading together.

 

 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services
This World Book Day, we hope families come along to celebrate and learn what a valuable resource their local library is. As well as free access to hundreds of thousands of books, our libraries host free, fun events, and offer welcoming spaces for families to learn new things and share in a love of reading together.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, & Community Services

For more information on your local library, including opening times, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/Libraries, call 020 8356 2539 or follow @HackneyLibs on Twitter and Facebook.

World Book Day Events Thursday 7 March

Visitors to any of Hackney Libraries can pick up free copies of the world book day books or book tokens throughout the day.

Hackney Central Library

Author Davina Hamilton will be holding an event for a local school, where she will be reading from her book ‘Riley Can Be Anything’ and answering children’s questions about what it's like to be an author.

Homerton Library

3.30-5pm

Create and share a story together as a family. Learn how to come up with your own story and different ways you can share it with your friends.

Dalston CLR James Library

4-5.30pm

Join Art Hoppers in a book inspired craft workshop where you can recreate your favorite fictional scenes and read out segments of your favorite books using handmade paper dolls.

Stamford Hill Library

4-5.30pm

Join Art Hoppers in a book inspired craft workshop where you can recreate your favorite fictional scenes and read out segments of your favorite books using handmade paper dolls.