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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Libraries to provide free book vouchers to celebrate World Book Day

Libraries across the county will once again be celebrating World Book Day this year, and will be giving away thousands of free book vouchers and a limited number of free World Book Day books.

While stocks last, children can come to the library to pick up one of the free titles. These include ‘Elmer and the Patchwork Story’, ‘Marv and the Ultimate Superpower’, ‘Loki: Tales of a Bad God and Can You Get Jellyfish in Space?’. Thanks to Siop y Siswrn, the libraries also have some Welsh titles available. These include ‘Lledrith yn y Llyfrgell’ and ‘Ffeithiau Ffiaidd y Corff’.

This year, World Book day falls on Thursday 7th March. World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading and first took place in the UK and Ireland in 1997.

Whilst at the library families can also choose books to borrow from the wide selection available on library shelves, and library staff are on hand to help with suggestions, whether children prefer joke books, adventure stories, comic books or fairy tales.

There are also thousands of books available on the Borrowbox app, including audiobooks that can be downloaded for free.

For younger families the Bookstart Team will be holding World Book Day themed rhyme times all week and places can be booked online:

Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead Member for Welsh Language, Culture & Heritage said:

“World Book day is celebrated far and wide, and our libraries are certainly doing their bit this year, with thousands of book vouchers available to Denbighshire residents.

There are also a limited number of free children’s books available, which are first come, first serve. Whilst at their local library, families can access the wide array of services offered to them, including the brilliant Borrowbox app.”

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