Today is World Book Day 2023 and an opportunity to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the chance to have a book of their own.
Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it is fun for all involved, regardless of their family circumstances, parents educational background, or income.
World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.
We are so very fortunate across Aldridge-Brownhills to have some excellent Community Libraries and schools who champion reading and encourage the life-long habit of reading for pleasure.