SOUTHEND Libraries will be celebrating National Bookstart week starting this week.

There will be lots of fun with free Storyrhyme sessions. Children attending can dress as their favourite heroes which could be a parent, a teacher or a superhero – the choice is theirs.

Come and celebrate with rhymes and stories with a Superhero theme at he following libraries:

Thorpedene Library Friday, June 6

The Forum Saturday, June 7 

Friars Library Monday, June 9 

Kent Elms Library Monday, June 9

Westcliff Library Tuesday, June 10

The Forum Wednesday, June 11 

Southchurch Library Thursday, June 12

Leigh Library Friday, June 13

Sessions are for children under five and their parents and carers.

The 30-minute sessions start at 10.30 (with an extra 9.30 session at The Forum on Wednesday, June 11)

Every child will also receive a free book and other goodies.