Choose your book as Bradford Libraries celebrate World Book Day

Bradford Libraries are celebrating World Book Day with events for children and families throughout the district.

This year World Book Day is Thursday, 3 March and Bradford Libraries will have a host of events and activities. There will also be copies of the World Book Day books to give away.

Clayton Library are having a morning of Kipper stories and crafts for the under 5’s from 10am until 10.30am. They also have after-school activities from 3.30pm to 4.30pm with a Hidden Book Trail, making bookmarks, colouring competition and World Book Day quiz.

Wibsey Library will be making treasure books from 3.45pm.

Haworth Road Library will be making Star Wars Lightsabers from 3pm to 4pm and Keighley Library are offering the chance to make a Star Wars storybook from 3.30pm to 4.15pm.

Baildon Library has a storytime at 2.30pm and Bingley has one at 3.45pm. Holme Wood Library will be making bookmarks from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Eccleshill Library will be doing crafts from 3pm to 4pm.

Some libraries will be holding events throughout the week.

Ilkley Library have a World Book Day story time for under 5’s on Wednesday 2 March from 10.15am and Burley Library on Monday, 29 February from 2.30pm to 3.30pm with Menston Library having World Book Day fun after school on Tuesday, 1 March at 2.45pm.

Thornbury Library will be making sugar mice on Friday, 4 March at 2.30pm, related to Roald Dahl’s The Great Mouse Plot, copies of which they will have for the children to keep. Thornton Library children will be looking for Hidden Books after school from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Friday, 4 March. They will also be making bookmarks, doing colouring competitions and a World Book Day quiz.

Silsden Library will be having fun with Wibbly Pig and balloon painting on Saturday, 5 March from 11am to 11.30am. Haworth Road Library are also making their Star Wars Lightsabers again on Saturday, 5 March at 10.15am to 11.15am, using the World Book Day £1 book Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space as inspiration.

Laisterdyke Library will be making Supertato potato models on Saturday, 5 March at 2pm.

Some libraries have invited schools to join them in celebrating World Book Day, with Shirley Manor Primary visiting Wyke Library and Bowling Park Primary visiting Bolling Hall Library. There are also some special author events at City Library and Manningham Library for invited schools. Caryl Hart, an award winning children’s author will be reading and talking about her book ‘How to Catch a Dragon’ at Manningham Library. Margaret Mulligan, author of ‘Katy Parker and the House That Cried’ will be visiting City Library.

For further information about the activities please contact your local library contact details can be found at or 01274 433915.

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