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Library story sessions for World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 22 February 2018

Winscombe Primary School pupils reading for pleasure.

Winscombe Primary School pupils reading for pleasure.


Free story sessions are running at libraries across North Somerset to celebrate World Book Day.

Families and children from schools and preschools are invited to enjoy some Bookstart Rhymetime sessions on March 1.

World Book Day’s focus this year is on sharing stories and the importance of reading with children.

Sessions will take place in Weston Library, in the town hall, at 9.30am, in Winscombe Library at 9.15am and Yatton Library, in High Street, at 2.30pm.

Children, who must be accompanied by an adult, can dress up as their favourite book character for the event.

Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council’s executive member for libraries, said: “Our libraries have so much for children and families to discover, and we want to encourage them to enjoy sharing stories together.

“Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime.”

For more about World Book Day and tips on how to share stories, visit

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