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LISTEN: Celebrating World Book Day 2022 with a special episode of Northern Bibliosphere


By Federica Stefani


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Listen to the latest episode of Northern Bibliosphere to discover more about World Book Day 2022 celebrations in the North of Scotland.
Listen to the latest episode of Northern Bibliosphere to discover more about World Book Day 2022 celebrations in the North of Scotland.

Today, March 3, marks the 25th anniversary of the worldwide celebration of books and reading which is World Book Day.

Listen to the latest episode of the podcast to hear more about how schools, libraries and bookshops are celebrating the initiative. We will speak to Shelagh Toonen, Librarian at Elgin Academy; Elizabeth Parker, who is Senior Network Librarian for High Life Highland,and Ullapool Bookshop's manager Katharine Douglas.

Held annually on the first Thursday of March in the UK, the initiative was first initiated by the charity UNESCO in 1997 with a mission is to offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

This year, we set off to explore what's happening in the North of Scotland through the eyes of the people advocating for and sharing the passion for books: our schools, libraries and independent bookshops.

You'll find out more about World Book Day on their website at worldbookday.com – it's full of ideas and resources to help promote reading for pleasure among children, as well as insights and research on the topic.

To find your closest bookshop celebrating World Book Day, the Booksellers Association provides a very useful map.

Find out more on the High Life Highland Libraries programme across the Highlands on your local library's Facebook Page or here: https://www.highlifehighland.com/libraries/

And more on what's happening across Moray Libraries here: https://www.facebook.com/moraylibraries/

Finally, you can find out more about Ullapool Bookshop on their website.

Do you have any pictures from your own World Book Day celebrations? Send them to newsdesk@hnmedia.co.uk


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