Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. The aim of the campaign is to encourage parents and carers everywhere to share a story with their children for ten minutes a day.
Every child in Loughborough will be given a £1 book token for World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 5th March 2020, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book.
This year, World Book Day 2020 is calling on the nation to share one million stories through a mass participation initiative. All readers have to do is register their participation and share their story throughout World Book Day month (27th February – 29th March 2020) to be in with a chance of winning prizes and joining a nationwide reading revolution.
Loughborough MP Jane Hunt commented:
“This is a hugely ambitious campaign to get the nation reading. I hope parents, grandparents and carers within the Loughborough constituency will take time to read for ten minutes with their children on World Book Day, and every day after. Sharing stories together, at home or school, in the library or in the park, on a bus or train – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future.”