Posts Tagged ‘world book day’

Happy World Book Day 🎉📚

March 1, 2018


Happy World Book Day! School closed? Drop into your local library for books, LEGO, puzzles and lots of activities for a snowy day – and we’d love to see you in your World Book Day costume too.

There will also be songs, stories and rhymes at our Bookbug sessions, with warm drinks and friendly faces at our Coffee and Chat and Knit and Natter groups. To find out what’s on visit our online events calendar.


Share a Story…

Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.


We’ve got a fantastic selection of stories for you to choose from – and if you can’t make it to the library you can always visit our eBook website.


St Patrick’s Primaries 2 & 3 visit Troon Library

March 10, 2015

Another fun packed visit to the library!

St Patricks Primary 3 class had a great time celebrating World Book Day at Troon Library. The children enjoyed a selection of stories and chatted about what they love about libraries. They discussed their favourite books and characters, authors and illustrators and then got busy colouring in some pictures.

St. Patricks Primary 2 class also paid a visit to the library to work on their Grannies and Great Grannies topic. They listened to stories and facts on how life was when Granny was young, and drew pictures of their own Grannies. The visit finished up with a good old sing-song of ‘Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Aff A Bus’.

World Book Day Fun at Symington Library

March 9, 2015

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It was as if all the characters from the books at Symington Library had come alive on World Book Day. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz was hanging out with Geek Girl and Horrid Henry while Santa, Super Mario and a Spiky Dinosaur were busy colouring pictures in the hope of winning some fab book prizes!

Iron Man beat off some stiff competition from Spiderman, princesses and witches to win one of the best costume prizes and The Enormous Crocodile made sure that everyone was on their best behaviour. The Chatterbooks group did a fantastic job managing the Tombola and reading stories to the little ones – and were able to satisfy all the visitors by serving up some tasty refreshments.

Thank you to everyone in Symington for coming along and joining in the fun!’


Hooray it’s World Book Day!

March 7, 2013

Today is World Book Day a worldwide celebration of books and reading. To celebrate our library staff are out and about in South Ayrshire – Ailsa is visiting local schools bringing young readers together to discover new authors, while Liz and Renee are busy keeping our even younger book lovers entertained with some Bookbug Sessions.  It’s really easy to join in the World Book Day celebrations, simply visit your local library and check out a book!

Download The World Book Day YA App

Lets help to make it the biggest World Book Day ever by downloading the World Book Day Young Adult App.
The App, features exclusive new short stories by bestselling authors Patrick Ness, Chris Ryan, Josephine Angelini, Will Hill, Alex Scarrow, Sarah Alderson, Dave Cousins, Dawn O’Porter and Sarah J. Maas.

Powered by Movellas to bring you the latest and greatest stories from the Movellas community and carefully chosen Young Adult authors. It’s the best place to discover and share thousands of free, high quality stories, by the best Movellists and Young Adult authors from all over the world.

The World Book Day App is available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the iTunes store and for Android on the Google Play store all for the low, low price of absolutely FREE!  

Find out about the stories and browse the books here.

Troon Library Book Group

March 8, 2012
Troon Library Book Group
Above is a photograph of the lovely ladies from Troon Library Book Group who’s monthly get together also happened to fall on World Book Day this year.  The group have been meeting for 8 years now and always enjoy a lively discussion and a cuppa.They have just finished reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell which they gave mixed reviews.

Find out how to join this or any of the other groups that take place in our libraries.

My Life in Books New Series

February 28, 2012

World Book Day 1st March 2012

As World Book Day (1st March 2012) approaches, Anne Robinson will be chatting to famous faces about the books they love in My Life in Books (6:30pm, BBC2/BBC HD) every night over the next two weeks. In the first episode of the new series – broadcast last night – Anne was joined by psychologist Pamela Stephenson and comedian Alexander Armstrong, who revealed their literary favourites. On tonight’s show actress Natascha McElhone reveals why Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca holds a special place in her heart, while TV presenter and 2009 Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins discusses why a Shoot! annual is his favourite book.

World Book Night 2012 - A million reasons to read a book

World Book Night Givers

Congrats to everyone who has been chosen to be a World Book Night giver! You should let the organisers of World Book Night know your preferred collection point by, Sunday 4th March at the very latest . Remember that you can choose any of our branch libraries in South Ayrshire as your collection point.

World Book Day celebrations at Troon Library

March 9, 2011

Troon library celebrated World Book Day last week with lots of story telling, activities and fun!

Quick Reads 2011

March 2, 2011

Great Stories, great writers, great entertainment

Quick Reads are brilliant, short new books by bestselling writers and celebrities.  Ideal for busy people or anyone wanting to grab a quick read on a train, tube or bus; even people who find reading difficult or dull. Quick Reads will get everyone hooked on books. For breathtaking thrillers, soppy love stories, inspiring biographies, heart-rending tales and hilarious yarns, try a Quick Read.

As part of World Book Day, 3rd March 2011 ten new Quick Reads will be added to the series, we have listed five of them below.

Pop along to your local library to see the full selection of Quick Reads available or visit our online library catalogue.

Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

Jack Barnes and his wife Zee are very much in love, but their
plans for Valentine’s Day are about to be torn apart by the most horrific murder. This is a breathtaking thriller by one of the most successful writers of our time.

Clouded Vision by Linwood Barclay

Clouded Vision by Linwood Barclay

When Ellie wakes strapped into her car and covered in blood, it is hard to believe there is worse to come. Then she realizes she is in the middle of a frozen lake and the ice is cracking . . . So begins this terrifying crime story by the number 1 bestselling author.

My Dad's a Policeman by Cathy Glass

My Dad’s a Policeman by Cathy Glass

When 12-year-old Ryan and his little brother Tommy are taken into care, Ryan decides he has to fight back. He isn’t going to let his family be broken up this way. On the run, chased by the police and with no money, he has to think fast to survive. Will his plan work or will Ryan end up cold, alone and on the streets? This is a gritty heartrending tale of a small boy’s search for a place to call home.

Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil

Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil

It’s a hot crowded train. Helen and Kerm are jammed together in a crowded carriage. Then noisy school kids fill the train – and three of them are about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Catching a train? Read Strangers on the 16.02 and you’ll never feel the same way about your fellow passengers again.

Trouble on the Heath by Terry Jones

Trouble on the Heath by Terry Jones

When Malcolm Thomas objects to a horrid new building that will block his favourite view, he has no idea of the troubles ahead. Suddenly he is all mixed up with depressed town planners, violent gangsters and a kidnapped concert pianist. Malcolm starts to realize that he would have been far better off keeping quiet when he finds himself upside down with a gun in his mouth . . . Trouble on the Heath is a hilarious story from the Monty Python star.