World Book Day, 4th March, 2021

World Book Day!

Celebrations were a little different this year!


4th March 2021 was World Book Day….

Nottingham City Libraries  joined forces with National Literacy Trust – Read on Nottingham and the World Book Day organisation to promote reading for pleasure.

We have copies of the World Book Day titles in our libraries for children to borrow via our Click and Collect service.  Seven of our libraries are open for families to borrow books in this way.

Complete the online form via the link here where you will also find details of open libraries:                                                        

Enter the titles you would like in the “anything else to add” section.  Click the button below to take you to the WBD website which lists the titles available so you can choose which ones you would like to borrow.  The site is packed with video stories to share, fun activities, live events, competitions and much more to discover too!


Even now….

You can check out the National Literacy Trust Literacy Champions Facebook page where they highlighted some of the titles throughout the day:

Libraries hosted storytelling via our Facebook page too:

We have lots of book activities, crafts and much more; suitable for all ages on our website or try out these popular sites for fun activities and celebrations:

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Roald Dahl

The official Roald Dahl World Book Day Activity Pack for 2021 is here!

Packed full of astonishing activities, you’ll find fun things to do, a biffsquiggling book quiz, dress-up ideas and more fantastical ways to celebrate World Book Day at home this year.


The World of David Walliams

Try David’s website for lots of new activities for World Book Day,  plus excerpts from his books, games, competitions and more….

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Celebrate World Book Day with Usborne

Join in with free fun-filled activities to celebrate World Book Day this year!

With video content from award-winning authors and downloadable resources, you can take part in lots of exciting activities.  Based on some favourite books, there’s something for every type of reader to enjoy.  So get creative, discover new things and stretch your imagination!


Storytime with Stacey

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