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A Chairde, we are delighted to be celebrating World Book Day in Ireland on Thursday 4th March 2021. Over the last 24 years, World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. This may sound like a very simple idea, but unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes.
The £1 books for 2021 have been announced!
Find out about the World Book Day €1.50 books for 2021 here.
The 2021 resource packs for Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools will be available online from January 2021.
The 2021 resource packs for schools will be available online from January 2021.
All material, including Euro Book Tokens, is sent in bulk to Ireland and is despatched to schools by the Irish Department of Education. All Primary and Secondary schools in Ireland automatically receive tokens. There is no need to register.
Your tokens and information packs should be with you by Friday 18th February 2021
Other establishments, including Nurseries do not receive tokens automatically. There is limited stock available on request via the Irish email: [email protected]. This operates for a limited period around World Book Day.
You should also use this email address if you do not receive enough tokens for your school.
Please note, if as a Primary or Secondary school, you have previously opted out of receiving mailings from The Education Company, WBD’s mailing house based in England, you will not receive any WBD material. To rectify this situation, please contact the Helpline at [email protected]
Every World Book Day hundreds of book related events take place across Ireland in schools, libraries and bookshops.
If you are from a school or a library and would like to hold an event for World Book Day start planning now. If you are looking for an author, the Writers in Schools scheme or the Irish children’s book publishers can help. Make sure you make contact well in advance for any request. If you have a particular author in mind, make sure to contact them as early as possible. Many of the well-known authors tend to book out very quickly. Some publishers will also provide posters and display material to your school free of charge.
For more information on the Writers in Schools Scheme log on to Poetry Ireland here or phone on 01-6789815 or email Anna at [email protected]. You can also upload details of your event to the Events area of this site.
Do organise an event and help us celebrate World Book Day and continue the work over the 20 years that has seen World Book Day promote reading in Ireland, celebrating books and opening up the benefits of reading for everyone. If you have any photos of the events you organised last year please email them to [email protected] and we will post them on our Facebook page.