Nottingham Library celebrates 10 years of World Book Day

World-Book-DayNottingham Central Library was invaded by princess’, superheroes and other fictional characters to mark the 10 year anniversary of World Book Day.

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Schoolchildren from across Nottingham celebrated the 10 year anniversary of World Book Day with a range of fun-filled literacy activities and events.

Nottingham Central Library was taken over by year 3 pupils, with many dressed up as their favourite fictional characters.

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The annual event organised by the United Nations to help promote reading, publishing and copyright was first run in 1995. Since then its grown into one of the largest literature celebrations in the world.

Organiser Sarah Coulson believes celebrations like World Book Day are very important:

The children were joined by a range of Nottinghamshire authors, poets and artists who all encouraged them to enjoy the pleasures of books and words through a range of interactive activities.

Performance poet David Stickman Higgins uses music and noises as his platform to bring books to life.

“From playing the drum I started writing and performing poetry, but also expressing emotion. It’s about giving a narrative, so children could look at a book but they become part of the book, each of us become walking books at any age”.

Highlights from the event can be viewed below:

 

 

 

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