Press Release Telford and Wrekin Council Published on 02 March 2011
Telford & Wrekin Libraries will be at High Ercall Village Hall during the afternoon leading up to World Book Night on March 5.
Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the borough’s new mobile library and join up and there will also be a story time and crafts for younger visitors.
People can also find out more about online library resources and discover why libraries are good for your health.
Everyone who attends will be entered into a prize draw to win book tokens and there will also be a free book for the first 60 visitors to arrive.
Local author Allan Frost has generously donated multiple copies of his book Wrekin Wraiths, Rebels and Romans to the library service to give away to young people at the event.
The event at High Ercall will run from 1.30-4pm and will also include a “chat n choose” session where people can swap their good reads for someone else’s.
World Book Night will see one million books given away across Britain and Ireland by thousands of book givers.
A shortlist of 25 titles was chosen and book givers applied last year to give away copies of the title of their choice from the list.
In Telford and Wrekin, there are several book givers who have elected to collect their books from their local Telford and Wrekin library and two people will be giving their books away at the event in High Ercall.
Other events include a jungle themed activity on the same day (March 5) between 10.30-11.30am at Telford Library, which is aimed at five to 11 year olds.
World Book Day itself is on Thursday March 3 and is marked by an under fives storytime, also between 10.30-11.30am at Telford Library.
A final event as part of the global celebrations takes place at Morton Court, Dawley, on Tuesday March 8 when the library service welcomes Jean Baggott, author of “Girl on the Wall: One Life’s Rich Tapestry”.
Jean spent 16 months creating an exceptional tapestry of circles detailing the events of her fascinating life and her book tells the story behind each circle.
Councillor Stephen Bentley, cabinet member for Active Lifestyles, Leisure and Culture, said: “Living an active lifestyle is about being mentally as well as physically active and it is excellent to see that we have a range of vibrant events lined up to celebrate World Book Day.
“These will also help to showcase the excellent facility we have in our new mobile library.”