World Book Day – a librarian’s diary
Posted by alison at wakefieldlibraries
What a busy World Book Day! I started the day at Normanton Library with 30 little pirates from All Saints Nursery. A couple of scarves turned me into a pirate too and I listened to the stories, joined in with the ‘Arrrs’ and the actions. Mums, dads and grandparents had come along and helped with a treasure hunt. Then the children met Bookstart Bear and were presented with their Bookstart Treasure packs
After Bookstart Bear had rested his paws, a visit to Storytime where the pre-school children were enjoying their own World Book Day celebration.
Next I was off to join in one of the many Readers Groups supported by Wakefield Libraries and took part in a lively book discussion. Just time left to drop in to Wakefield One where library staff were promoting library services to Council colleagues and inviting them to take part in a reading challenge.
I’d been looking forward to the last event of the day as it was a chance to meet authors Annabel Pitcher and Michael Stewart (pictured above) and hear them read from two books I’ve loved ‘My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece’ and ‘King Crow.’ They told us about what inspired their books and how they wrote, answered questions and made us laugh. There was a wide age range there and it was good to see students from Freeston Academy and hear their questions about being writers. Then home to put my feet up- with a good book of course!
How did you celebrate World Book Day?