Darlington Libraries is offering visitors the chance to get creative to help celebrate World Book Day (1 March).

A special Book Art Workshop will be held at Crown Street Library where books will be transformed into works of art.

Visual artist Yvonne Preston will lead the workshop as she invites participants to bring along their own book to create a work of art to take home. There will also be some spare books available on the day.

Suzy Hill, Bookstart and Library Literacy Coordinator, said:

“This is the 21st year there’s been a World Book Day, which is a celebration of everything to do with books – and particularly the joy of reading.

“Children of all ages will be coming together to appreciate reading and we wanted to organise something a little different this year and get the adults involved. We invited Yvonne to host the workshop to show how books can be used in a new way to create a piece of art as a permanent reminder of just how important they are, whatever your age.”

The Book Art Workshop is free for adults of any age, and will run 1.30-3.30pm on Thursday 1 March. Booking is not required.

For more information about library services and events log onto the website at Darlington Libraries, visit the Facebook page, Bookstart in Darlington, pop into one of the libraries or call 01325 349610. Details of other events can be found on the website at www.darlington.gov.uk/darlingtonevents

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. It is supported by National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers. To find out morevisit www.worldbookday.com