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Upcoming Events

National Storytelling Week    Mon Feb. 1, 2021

National Storytelling Week, coordinated by the Society for Storytelling, takes place annually during the first week of February. www.sfs.org.uk

Blue Peter Book Awards    Tue March 2, 2021

The Blue Peter Book Awards are announced at the beginning of March to coincide with World Book Day. www.booktrust.org.uk

World Book Day    Thu March 4, 2021

World Book Day traditionally took place on 23 April (Shakespeare's birthday and St George's Day). From 2001 this was changed to the first Thursday in March to avoid clashes with Easter holidays and allow schools to take part consistently.  www.worldbookday.com

International Children's Book Day    Fri April 2, 2021

Held every year to commemorate the birth of Hans Christian Anderson in 1805, this day is coordinated by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) as part of their regular schedule of activities to promote children's reading and international awareness and understanding of other cultures through children's books. IBBY branches in a number of countries arrange events to mark the day. www.ibby.org.    

National Share a Story Month    Mon May 3, 2021

National Bookstart Week    Mon June 7, 2021

Annual celebration of sharing stories, songs and rhymes. www.bookstart.org.uk 

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