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Celebrate World Book Day with a visit to your local library

By Jean Gunn

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A previous Bookbug session in Thurso Library.
A previous Bookbug session in Thurso Library.

Libraries in Thurso and Wick will be among those celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on Thursday (March 3).

High Life Highland libraries have a huge range of activities planned including a Bookbug session at Thurso on Friday, as well as a World Book Day display

The library at the East Caithness Community Facility in Wick will also have a display, while at Bettyhill people are being given the chance to take their favourite book along to read to others.

Alongside World Book Day-themed Bookbug sessions, there will be tokens that can be swapped for special books, competitions, fancy dress, book sales and displays.

Principal Libraries manager for High Life Highland Julie Corcoran said: "We’re delighted to be able to celebrate World Book Day in our libraries again this year and there will be lots to get involved in for young and old.

"World Book Day aims to promote reading for pleasure and our libraries play a unique role in changing lives through a love of books and shared reading.

"Getting young people interested in reading is vitally important and provides skills that will have an impact on a child's future so do come and visit us and see what we have to offer.”

The public library at Wick's campus. Picture: DGS
The public library at Wick's campus. Picture: DGS

High Life Highlands runs 40 libraries and eight mobile libraries and are free to join, giving people access to not just physical books, magazines, newspapers and computers, but thousands of titles through its online service too.

School libraries will also be joining in the fun with free books, readings and competitions.

You can find out what is going on for World Book Day at your local library or searching for its local page on Facebook.

To find your nearest library or sign up, visit www.highlifehighland.com/libraries

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