Book Festival celebrations

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Children in Northumberland have the chance to get involved in the Northern Children’s Book Festival over the next two weeks as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Northumberland libraries have arranged for five children’s authors and illustrators to visit various Northumberland schools, talking about their books, telling stories and making pictures, with lots of opportunities for audience participation and questions.

County councillor Val Tyler, policy board member for community infrastructure and culture, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into making this year’s book festival the best yet for all our children.

“Even if your child’s school is not one of those being visited from the many different authors and illustrators, there is still the free Gala Day to look forward to.”

The Gala day is on Saturday, November 23, and is the climax of the two week festival and free to children and parents at Woodhorn museum.

Other attractions include art and craft activities, drop-in storytelling sessions and face painting. The Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway will also be running, weather permitting.

For more details visit www.mylibrary.co.uk