Virtual events planned for World Book Day

Calling all young bookworms – St Helens Library Service has a host of special virtual events planned this week to celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 4 March).

As part of the day’s celebrations, children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character and take part in a range of activities taking place through the Library Service’s Facebook page from 11:00am, including:

  • Read & Rhyme Time with Bookstart Bear
  • Book reviews
  • Guess the book character quiz
  • Special edition of bedtime stories

By answering a few questions about the types of books their child likes, parents and carers signed-up to the Library Service can call 01744 677081 and staff will select a bundle of books available for loan which can be collected, contact free, from Chester Lane Library as part of the click and collect offer.

World Book Day craft packs for early years and primary school-aged children will also be available to collect from Monday 1 March, free of charge from Chester Lane Library, allowing children to follow the online activities, step by step.

Thousands of books can also be accessed using St Helens Libraries eServices. Digital content including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-comics are available to access – free – 24/7 using a library card. Go to:

For more information on St Helens Library Service – including how to join – visit:


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