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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Children's author at the library

Libraries will be celebrating Denbighshire Children’s Book Week from October 6-10.

Over 1200 children across the county will be visiting their local library to meet one of the five popular children’s authors who are coming to Denbighshire this year.

The authors - Chris d’Lacey, Shoo Rayner, Caryl Parry Jones, Dan Anthony and Elen Caldecott - will be talking about their books and how they became writers, and encouraging children to read avidly and use their local library.

Elen Caldecott will be at Llangollen Library on Wednesday, October 8, meeting children from Years 3 and 4 Ysgol Gwernant at 9.30am, Ysgol Dinas Brân Year 7 at 11am and Ysgol Bryn Collen Year 5-6  at 1.30pm. 

“Children’s Book Week is one of the highlights of an annual programme of events in our libraries to promote reading”, said Bethan Hughes of Denbighshire Libraries.

“We know that meeting and speaking with an author can have a lasting effect on a child and his or her attitude towards reading.

"Children who have not yet discovered the pleasure of reading are often motivated to pick up a book because they’ve met its author, and this is so important in their development as confident and able readers.

"Libraries play a crucial role in supporting children’s reading outside the classroom, giving children free access to good quality books and the freedom to choose what they want to read, helped and supported by library staff to make good choices.

“We are delighted to welcome the authors to Denbighshire and thank publishers Firefly Press and Chicken House for their support.”

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