Chantry Library will be celebrating World Book Day on the 7th March, where pre-school children and their parents and carers are invited to drop in for a special story time to celebrate.
This is the 22nd annual World Book Day, a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It’s the biggest celebration of its kind and is marked all over the world.
This year, World Book Day asks for us to ‘Share a Story’ which will be the theme of the session at Chantry Library as children gather to read and listen to a range of different stories.
Suffolk Libraries have been a recurrent supporter in improving literacy and reading in Suffolk. Krystal Vittles, Head of Service Delivery for Suffolk Libraries, says: “One of the best things parents can do with their children is reading books together as research has repeatedly shown that just 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference to a child’s life.”
Share a Story is the campaign for World Book Day this year, encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day. Sharing stories together – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future and being read to is critical in igniting children’s enthusiasm for reading and is strongly linked to creating readers for life.
Krystal talks about why this theme is so important for children:
“Sharing stories can be a really fun way to not only increase literacy but also strengthen bonds. The range of children’s books available means there’s something for everyone, even for the most reluctant readers, and we hope the free children’s books available this World Book Day or those at your local library inspires everyone to make a habit of reading.”
The event at Chantry library will take place on March 7th between 11:00 and 13:00.
For more information about library events, visit https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/events-activities/