It’s World Book Day today (Thur 5th March, 2015) in Wales (and the UK – I believe it’s different in the USA and in other countries, usually 23rd April, when we have the World Book Night, just to get confusing).
Anyway, before I lose you, here in Wales there’s plenty going on, often with schools encouraging children to dress up as their favourite characters from books, special money-off vouchers for children’s books, activities in libraries, and the Welsh Books Council are also seeking lots of book selfies. Starting with some rugby stars, they want as many people as possible to take a picture of themselves reading a book and then tweet it to @DYLLcymWBDwales using the hashtag #bookselfie. For more about it, and to watch a video with the stars see the Welsh Books Council’s news page. They’ve also created a short instrumental film capturing the essence of reading and the journey it takes you on.
Although World Book Day is mainly focused on children, it’s still a great opportunity to celebrate books, reading, writing and libraries! What are you reading on this day?