World Book Day UK Aims to give away a Million Books

Today, World Book Day are having their 20th Anniversary of providing reading material to young people across the Nation. They are hosting an event live on Facebook to talk to schools to spread to good word of world book day. Tower Hamlet Schools Library Services have organised the event alongside World Book Day UK to provide this excellent educational event.

Hosted at the grand neo-Georgian Grade II listed building, York Hall London, this venue has your eyes immediately drawn to the 8 skylights and arched windows that join to make the ceiling.  York Hall is a permanent customer of ours, and we are proud to provide Internet Solutions for such a respected event.

Today announcing an all-star line-up of authors and illustrators, world book day set out with the goal to inspire better engagement with reading and possession of books by children. They have enlisted some of our finest “national treasures” including David Walliams, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson to help scope more young people than ever thought before. All three of these authors will contribute an Official World book day £1 Book, which children will be able to purchase for exchange with their £1 book token in the UK and Ireland.

In just the last 19 years, World Book Day UK have delivered 13 Million £1 books into the hands of young children across the nation. 2016 saw record numbers when books given away peaked at 789,738 copies. For the 20th anniversary the Charity hopes they will exceed the one million mark, and we hope they meet and exceed this target!

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