World Book Day will be celebrated at libraries across the district next week.

The annual celebration is on Thursday, and there are events at 22 of Bradford Council’s libraries.

There will be fun and games, especially for the under-fives, at Clayton Library with Hugless Douglas stories and crafts from 2pm until 2.45pm.

Keighley Library will be creating a giant Where’s Wally? collage between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

There will be tales for toddlers at Burley Library at 11am, and the big screen in Centenary Square will be showing the Biggest Book Show On Earth at 11am, compered by CBBC stars Dick and Dom as they find out what it takes to write and illustrate brilliant stories.

Children can design their own book bags and swap books at Great Horton Library from 2pm and Wibsey Library from 3.45pm on Thursday, and Queensbury Library on Saturday, from 10am.

Menston Library will look at book characters for the under-fives at 2.45pm on Tuesday.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s executive member for Employment, Skills and Culture, said: “These events are intended to give families the opportunity to get to know their local library better.

“We welcome all events that make reading fun and promote a lifelong love of books and learning in children and young people.”