Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson will be making a special visit to Weymouth Library on Friday  as part of her national tour of Libraries.

Weymouth Library has been picked from 100s of applications to be one of only 24 libraries on the English and Welsh leg of the Children’s Laureate Libraries Tour this autumn.

As part of her Children’s Laureateship, Julia Donaldson – bestselling author of over 150 books including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard and Zog – is embarking on a tour of libraries that will take in England, Wales and Scotland, from John O’Groats to Lands’ End, over six weeks.

Schoolchildren from all local schools will be attending the invite-only event, which will see Julia bringing some of her hugely popular stories to life through special dramatisations.

They will also be showing off their own acting and singing skills during a short performance inspired by children’s literature which they will present to Julia. Julia will be at signing copies of her books at the event.