It seems mostly centered in Great Britain, but since it's called 'World' Book Day - it's a great day to think about what books mean to us, no matter where we live. Great day to visit the library or a local independent bookstore or wherever it is that you borrow or buy books. (I had an especially fruitful trip to the library on Tuesday.) This is a great day to take a young child to the library and sign up for a library card. What, you don't have a card? Well, then, sign up for two. It is such a simple process, I can't imagine why anyone would not have a card.
Thanks to a very enterprising teacher, I got my first library card when I was 6 years old. There were no books in my house, so this was the first time I experienced a room filled, floor to ceiling, with books. Books I could borrow and bring home. It was truly a life-altering experience. Especially since English was not my first language. How I managed I don't remember, all I know is: I haven't stopped reading since.
Do you remember what first turned you onto books?