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Just one week till World Book Day!

So today is the last Thursday before 3 March 2011. Which means we’ve just one week to go till World Book Day!

If you’re planning to do something on or around the day itself, now’s the time to spread the word. Tell your friends, family and more know what you’re up to. And don’t forget that Facebook, Twitter and other social networks are here to help you get the word out faster. While you’re about it, feel free to let us know your plans here on the blog, or through our Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #worldbookday2011. You can share any pictures you take there, or on our  World Book Day group.

If you’re still looking for inspiration for your World Book Day celebrations, check out these people who have excited us with what they are up to

And, just in case you need any reminder about why your support for World Book Day is so important, remember that, with your help, books change lives.




Is this the world’s first librarithon?

Our friend Zoe at Playing by the book has posted an update on her plans to raise money for Book Aid International as part of World Book Day.

It’s a librarithon!

Zoe and her daughters are planning to spend their half-term week visiting as many libraries as they can by public transport. Their target is an amazing 14 libraries in three separate counties!

Zoe will be posting pictures and talking about the stories they’ll be reading along the way, which is brilliant. You can keep up to date on her blog, or the@playbythebook Twitter feed.

The librarithon is also a way of showing their support for all the local libraries facing potential closure in the UK, for which we at Book Aid International have a great deal of sympathy. Libraries are so important, and it’s important that we don’t take them for granted.

Maybe there are other ways to support libraries in the UK, and raise funds for World Book Day too?