Children's Laureate visits Scunthorpe

Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Children's Laureate and best-selling author Julia Donaldson will be bringing some of her hugely popular stories to life through special dramatisations at an invite-only event at North Lincolnshire Central Library in Scunthorpe .

The author of The Gruffalo, What The Ladybird Heard and Zog, Julia Donaldson is visiting the library as part of her tour of 24 libraries in England and Wales to celebrate libraries as a precious community resource at a time when a great many are threatened with closure.

Schoolchildren from Scunthorpe Church of England Primary School will be attending event, where they will be showing off their own acting and singing skills during a short performance inspired by children's literature.

Julia Donaldson began her two year tenure as the seventh Children's Laureate in June 2011.