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Sunday 27 February 2011

Cheshire East libraries mark World Book Day 2011

Sue Padgham librarian

Fans of all things books will be treated to FREE events at local libraries this March, which are being held to mark this year’s World Book Day.

World Book Day is an international celebration of books and reading, and is marked in more than 100 countries around the world. This year’s World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is on Thursday, March 3.

To mark the day, Cheshire East Council will be holding a number of events at libraries in Cheshire East. Details of some of the events are as follows: 

· Poynton Library, in Poynton, Cheshire, is holding a short story reading session of several nominated books, followed by a discussion and refreshments, on Thursday, March 3, at 2pm – 2:30pm. Members of the public can nominate a book for the readings by visiting

· Middlewich Library, in Middlewich, Cheshire, is holding ‘Senior Moments’ - a short story reading session and discussion, on Thursday, March 3, at 11am – noon. Refreshments will be provided.   

· Macclesfield Library, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, is holding a reading session of some of the winning entries in the Flashback Fiction writing competition, a regional short story writing contest, on Thursday, March 3 at 2pm.

· Nantwich Library, in Nantwich, Cheshire, is holding an afternoon of readings and discussion with author David Maidment, on Thursday, March 3 at 11am. David Maidment is the author of the acclaimed ‘The Child Madonna’. Refreshments will be provided. 

· Crewe Library, in Crewe, Cheshire, is inviting book fans to visit the library on Thursday, March 3 at 10.30am - 11.30am, to share thoughts on their favourite book. Refreshments will be provided.

· Prestbury Library, in Prestbury, Cheshire, will be holding a coffee morning on Friday, March 4 at 10.45am - 11.45am, to celebrate and discuss all things books. Refreshments will be provided.  

For details of other World Book Day events at Cheshire East Libraries, visit

Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “As part of our vision to improve community life, the Council is always looking for ways to encourage local residents to visit and enjoy our superb libraries.

“These World Book Day events provide the perfect opportunity for people to take time out, meet new people and celebrate what they love most about books and reading.”   

More information on local libraries, including a link to the virtual reference library, can be found at

More information about World Book Day can be found at:

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