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Free books at Dalston CLR James Library


Fifty children who visit Dalston CLR James Library, Saturday 13 September, will get a free copy of bestselling book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Hackney Council is supporting Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign, to encourage parents and carers to spend ten minutes reading with their children every day.

The giveaway highlights how vital libraries are for the nation’s literacy and that books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid can really help children on their reading journey. Millions of children are readers because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jeff Kinney’s work is perfect for turning reluctant readers on to books. With 50% words and 50% cartoons, the books are 100% hilarious and children agree – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck was voted by children as ‘Favourite Book’ in the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. 

As well as the giveaway, children aged six and over will be able to design their own book cover between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. 

This follows a summer of reading at libraries across Hackney as hundreds of children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge.