Celebrating World Book Day

3rd Mar 2021

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It’s World Book Day on 4th March and they are on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income (Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development). Reading is something we encourage through all our community services.

Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.

World Book Day is a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators and books. It’s designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, it is marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

World Book Day offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Here are the £1 books that children and young people will be able to choose for FREE with their £1 book tokens.  Thousands of bookshops and supermarkets are taking part in World Book Day. Please search here to find your nearest participating bookseller.

And don’t forget about the library – find your local library services.

Donate your old books to KLS

World Book Day is also the perfect opportunity to sort through your bookshelves and help to raise vital funds for KLS. Simply download the Ziffit App on your phone which makes it easy, fast and free for you to turn your pre-loved books into donations for your KLS.

Find out how HERE.

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