It’s World Book Day 2015! … how about some poetry

Happy World Book Day 2015!

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World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.

A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Another aim is to get all children who aren’t already members of their local library to join.

You can join Surrey Libraries online.

Read some poetry for World Book Day.

Here are the 10 most viewed poems on our blog:

  1. ‘The books I like at the library’ by Elijah Wells (age 5)
  2. “My dear Mister Grey” by Oscar Wilde
  3. ‘Ode To My Library!’ by Elizabeth Wyatt
  4. ‘The reeds at Runnymede’ by Rudyard Kipling
  5. ‘The green hills of Surrey’ by William Cox Bennett
  6. ‘Where would I be without my books?’ by Alison Langford
  7. ‘I loved you first: but afterwards your love’ by Christina Rossetti
  8. “To Autumn” by John Keats
  9. ‘Love My Library’ by Maureen Hawkins
  10. ‘January 1939′ by Dylan Thomas

Do you write poetry? Submit your work here.

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