And what better way to mark the occasion than by looking at some great story time sessions from South Tyneside in years gone by.
We have 8 photos of your loved ones engrossed in a reading session.
From Epinay to St Bede’s and Monkton Infants to Stanhope Primary, there are reminders galore from the Shields Gazette archives.
Question is … can you spot someone you know enjoying a good book? Take a look.
1. A transatlantic visitor at Stanhope Primary
Canadian author Simon Rose got a huge following when he came to Stanhope Primary School in South Shields in 2004. Can you spot someone you know?
2. Was it really 11 years ago!
Story time AND a pyjama party at South Shields Library in 2010 to celebrate Bedtime Reading Week. Remember this?
3. All dressed up for story time
Back to 2004 where Lynda Snowdon and Lesley Scott were dressed up to tell the story of The Cat In The Hat. But who can tell us more about this photo?
4. Read all about it at Epinay School
They're loving the stories at Epinay School where teacher Jayne Andersen was leading this session in 2003.