And what better way to mark the occasion than by looking at some great story time sessions from Hartlepool and East Durham in years gone by.
We have 10 photos of your loved ones engrossed in a reading session at their school or local library.
From Seaton and St Bega’s to the Central Library. There are reminders galore from the Hartlepool Mail archives.
Question is … can you spot someone you know enjoying a good book? Take a look.
1. A thrilling read in Throston
These children were having a great time at a Throston Library story telling session in 2005.
2. All smiles at the Central Library
Story time at the Central Library was called Toys and Tails in this 2007 session. Does this bring back happy memories?
3. Super at St Bega's
It's World Book Day in 2008 and these children at St Bega's RC Primary School took part by reading bedtime stories.
4. A great turnout in 2010
Malcolm Green entertains the children at the Central Library with his story time session 11 years ago.
Photo: craig leng