Free storytelling sessions will take place in13 locations across Liverpool on Wednesday 10 August between 12 and 3pm, with over 800 books given away to families who attend.
This Storytelling event aimed for Under 7s, launched last year as part of the Read On. Get On. National Campaign, encouraging families to read for pleasure. Throughout the day families will listen to trained storytellers from The Reader and Beanstalk as well as receiving a free book to take home!
Following on from last year’s huge success, this will be the second Anytime is Storytimeevent and the celebration of reading hopes to reach more families than ever.
This year, Anytime is Storytime will be hosted in 13 locations, allowing even more families across Liverpool to accessibly enjoy this day. This special, free event continues to be supported by The Reader, City of Readers, Give A Book, Save the Children and Beanstalk organisations – which means that all families have to do is come along!
Dr Jane Davis, Director and Founder of The Reader said: “It is so exciting for this huge, free event to be taking place in Liverpool for a second year running. With a number of fantastic organisations and venues on board, it is so thrilling to share stories across the city and bring people together with a love for literature.”
Mayoral lead for primary education, Councillor Lana Orr adds: “Reading is something you can do individually or together in most places, whatever your age. Our aim is to encourage families to read together more often and make it an integral part of their lives. I’d encourage people to come along and take part in the Anytime is Storytime events across the city.”
The following locations will be used between 12-3pm on Wednesday 10 August:
The Reader at Calderstones Park
Mersey Ferry Terminal
Waterstones Liverpool ONE
Liverpool Central Library
The Isla Gladstone Conservatory
Norris Green Library
Wavertree Botanic Gardens
Garmoyle Road Community Gardens
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation
All children under five in the Greenbank ward are entitled to receive a free book each month through the “Imagination Library Scheme”. If you would like to join this scheme email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him on 07734 427219.