World Book Day 2022

The 25th annual World Book Day takes place this Thursday, 3 March. The World Book Day mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own so that more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, develop a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

Libraries have a crucial role to play in World Book Day. They will be hosting special World Book Day themed events, decorating their spaces with World Book Day branding and creating displays around the £1 books - among many other activities! You can find more information about what libraries are doing and how they can get involved here. Libraries can access free World Book Night branding and assets by emailing

Below we have listed just a few of the fabulous World Book Day events taking place in libraries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland (all events on 3 March unless stated).

Altrincham Library will be holding a Gruffalo craft session at 11.30am.

Balham Library has a special after-school event with stories, games, snacks and a bookmark competition.

Kirklees Libraries have planned school visits, 'Library Adventures Live!', a library card competition and a World Book Day quiz

North Kensington Library is offering a World Book Day craft session

Omagh Library will be hosting a range of in-person events, including a STEM storytelling session on 5 March. 

Ramsbottom Library has two events tomorrow: a story time and tea party with Peppa Pig. Booking is required. 

This is a small selection of the huge range of activities on offer in libraries tomorrow and over the next few days. You can also join in with the official World Book Day digital events.