World Book Day is a charity on a mission to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income. Sharing stories together for just ten minutes a day will encourage a love of reading and it’s fun for everyone! You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park. On the train. On the sofa. Or in your local library  reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time. Although dressing up as your favourite characters is also very fun!

World Book Day £1 Tokens, provided by Bookstart will be gifted at all our libraries across East Sussex. And if you are lucky enough to live in Hastings, Hastings Literacy Trust have very kindly donated copies of all the titles to be collected from Hastings and Hollington Library.

East Sussex Libraries Service celebrated today with a very special performance of Roald Dahl’s ‘Three Little Pigs’ with the London Mozart Players to invited guests Torfield School and nurseries in the local area.

The London Mozart Players will be returning to libraries in the Easter Holidays, we are providing holiday activities for children on benefit-related free school meals.

They will also be back in the Spring to perform to schools in Newhaven, as well as a special performance open to everybody at Seaford Library.

Need some recommendations of great books to read with the kids? Check out the nominees for the East Sussex Children’s Book Award 2022 and then vote on your favourite.