National Bookstart Week encourages families to have fun reading together, anywhere and at any time.
This year's theme is 'Let's Explore Outdoors' and children who attend events will receive a free copy of the picture book 'Everybunny Dance!' by Ellie Sandall.
Childrenâ??s reading charity BookTrust, supported by Hodder Childrenâ??s Books, has more than 450,000 copies to give away across the country.
So hop along to the following special story time sessions and receive a copy of 'Everybunny Dance!', a rhyme time sheet and make your own rabbit ears to take home with you.
The events taking place are:
- Wednesday 7 June, 11am to 11:30am, at the South Ockendon Centre
- Friday 9 June, 11am to 11:30am, at Hardie Park, Stanford-le-Hope
- Friday 9 June, 2:15pm to 2:45pm, outside on the green at East Tilbury School, or in East Tilbury Village Hall if there's wet weather
These events are free and are suitable for pre-school children.
Regular baby rhyme times held in libraries throughout the week will also be giving out 'Everybunny Dance!', bunny ears and rhyme time sheets. Current times are at thurrock.gov.uk/libraries