Beeston Library is giving away 50 copies of bestselling book Diary of a Wimpy Kid to local children tomorrow (Saturday 13th September).
The library, off Town Street, is one of 200 across the UK taking part in the ‘Just Read’ giveaway which highlights how vital libraries are for the nation’s literacy and that books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid can really help children on their reading journey.
As well as the giveaway, children who visit the library between 12.30–2pm tomorrow will be able to enjoy special Diary of a Wimpy Kid themed activities.
‘Just Read’ looks to highlight how parents and carers can promote the simple but invaluable activity of reading to youngsters.
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:
“Leeds’s libraries undertake a range of events throughout the year to encourage and promote reading for young people, and we are delighted to provide our support to the ‘Just Read’ campaign.
“As part of the initiative, we will be providing a number of fun activities for both parents and youngsters to enjoy at Beeston Library on Saturday and giving away free copies of the popular children’s book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’.”
Leeds Library and Information Service is supporting Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign to encourage parents and carers to spend ten minutes reading with their children every day. The giveaway is supported by national charity The Reading Agency and children’s publisher Puffin.