Bookworms both young and old will find plenty on offer at three special events to mark World Book Day taking place in Stockton Borough tomorrow (Thursday 5 March).
Stockton Central Library is hosting a bookstall between the hours of 9am and 5pm where teachers, parents and carers can bring their children to use their World Book Day vouchers which they have been receiving through their schools.
The vouchers entitle under-18s to either one 'World Book Day Book' from this year's range or £1 off a book or audio book worth £2.99 more.
The Jim Cooke Conference Suite at Stockton Central Library will host Teesside author Gabrielle Kent, a computer games lecturer at Teesside University, as she promotes her debut fantasy fiction novel, Alfie Bloom: The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle, at a free session from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
Pupils from secondary schools from across the Borough will round off the day a special quiz will be held from 4pm to 5.30pm also in the Jim Cooke Conference Suite. A unique shield will be awarded to the winning team. All children who attend will be able to choose a free book to take home.
Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "These events are just more in a long list of wonderful occasions that Stockton Libraries have held celebrating the written word.
"I would encourage those of all ages to come along to Stockton Central Library and sample the great range of books we have on offer and to take in the session with the brilliant local author Gabrielle Kent.
"I have no doubt that the World Book Day will very popular in Stockton following on from the great success of our recent Harry Potter book night."
For more information on World Book Day in Stockton, contact Lucy Carlton-Walker on 01642 528501 or [email protected]
To learn more about World Book Day, visit www.worldbookday.com