23 April is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. ‘Celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work.’
According to UNESCO, in some countries the number of books read has doubled through the pandemic. Books proved to be powerful tools to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity. .
During the month of April and all year round, it is critical to take the time to read on your own or with your children. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work.
We’re waiting to see what this year’s community event will be for the World Book Day bookface Challenge.
*The UK celebrates World Book Day in March owing to a clash with other national holidays.
If you missed it, find World Book Day 2023 here.