Bradford Libraries are gearing up for a World Book Day that will include clothes swaps, book hunts and a “Read a book in a boat” activity.

World Book Day takes place on Thursday, and will see events held across the District.

On Thursday Eccleshill library will have a book trail and crafting activity from noon – 6pm and to keep the celebrations going the library staff will also be offering a Ready Steady Reading books session with colouring activities on Saturday March from 9am-4pm.

Great Horton Library will be holding a Children’s Clothes & Book Swap at their Stay and Play session and Story Time from 11am–12.30pm. Light refreshments and cake will be on offer too. Clothes should be cleaned and in good condition, outer clothing only.

The “Read A Book In A Boat” activity will be the main celebration for World Book Day at Heaton Hub Library on Thursday from 11.30am for pre-schoolers.

Ilkley Library will theme their story time and craft session to World Book Day from 10am – 11.45am and Wyke Library will be visited by pupils from Worthinghead Primary School who will have “Fun with Books”.

City Library will also host author visits for schools in closed sessions with author Jenna Drury and her book Cloud Tales.

Maddie from Story Bees will be offering World Book Day Activities at Burley Library for Under-Fives from 2pm-3pm and for children in Reception Class to Year 6 from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

To end Thursday’s World Book Day celebrations in Bradford Libraries, there will be a reading at Menston Library of ‘The Banana Went Bad’ and making Banana Bookmarks at 3.45pm.