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We work with many brilliant charities, organisations, libraries and booksellers across the UK and Ireland who run exciting, fun events for World Book Day. Find out what celebrations are happening near you using the map above. You can also see the event’s we’re running for World Book Day, including webinars and events for children and young people, on our events page.

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Toddler Shake & Boogie and Story Time

Singing, dancing and a story to celebrate World Book Day. Come dressed as your favourite character.

Location: Gillingham
Venue: Twydall Community Hub
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Dressing Up and Storytime

We have activities available at the shop throughout the week associated with the World Book Day Books. On World Book Day we will be holding a storytime of Elmer at 4pm, we are inviting everyone to dress up and win a prize.

Location: Hereford
Venue: Waterstones Hereford
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World Book Day Marvin Story Time Show Special

All UK Special Schools are invited to join a World Book Day Marvin Story Time Show Special. We bring story to life beyond the typical reading book which for many children with complex and special needs is not accessible. They want to be included in story time and this specially designed programme is meeting the needs of children with the most profound needs. A huge group of children who are so often not catered for. We bring happiness and spread sparkly joy and the children just love the Marvin Story Time Show.

Venue: This show takes place online on Zoom. Positive Eye Ltd who run the programme are based in Wigan.
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World book day craft

Come and join us for a world book day craft.

Location: Stourbridge
Venue: Stourbridge Library


Thursday 7th March, 4:00 - 5:00pm Join us on World Book Day 2024 for Snack-a-Story! Come along to the library in your fancy dress costume and enjoy a relay of stories read by 4 of our friendly library storytellers. Children will get squash and a biscuit. Suitable for ages 3-8 years. FREE and no booking required.

Location: Worcester
Venue: The Hive Library, Worcester, WR1 3PD

Celebrating Inclusive Stories: How Diversity Engages Young Readers

Join an exciting line up of children’s authors to celebrate inclusive stories and talk about how diversity engages young readers. - Cheryl Diane Parkinson, author of 'Last Girl In' (Dinosaur Books Co) - Victoria Williamson, author of 'War of the Wind' and 'Norah's Ark' (Neem Tree Press) - Niall Moorjani, author of 'Rajiv's Starry Feelings' (Lantana Publishing) Live on Instagram on 7th March 2024 from 6pm.

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Legionella and Fire Safe Services – World Book Day 2024

On the 7th March at 9am Legionella and Fire Safe Services are hosting a fundraiser as most of our team have or are having children and recognise the importance of Literacy in Children. Our Team will be invited to dress up for a donation or double the donation if they don't. Competition for the Best Dressed. For more information click here.

Location: Lichfield
Venue: Britannia House, Britannia Way Lichfield WS14 9UY
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Story Time and Craft

A story time and craft session to celebrate World Book Day, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Come dressed as your favourite book character. Prize for best dressed!

Location: Chatham
Venue: Luton Library, 2 Nelson Terrace, ME5 7LA
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Cosy Storytime and Craft

A story and craft session with fairy lights, blankets and dens to celebrate World Book Day. Come dressed as your favourite character.

Location: Chatham
Venue: Lordswood Community Hub, Kestrel Road, ME5 8TH
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Bringing Books to Life

The whole community in Scotland's National Book Town - adults and children - are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite character for the day and really bring books to life. Whether at school, work or going about their daily routine, everyone is invited to join the fun.

Location: Wigtown
Venue: Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town