Stories, songs and silliness are on offer for families during the Easter Half Term in Liverpool.
On Wednesday 4 April from midday to 3pm, 12 venues across Liverpool will host free Pop-Up Story Time events. Aimed in particular at children up to the age of 11 years old, there’s no need to book and families can just drop in to the sessions at any time.
From ‘That’s Not My Chick’ by Fiona Watt to ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt to ‘Springtime Stories’ by Enid Blyton there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
The 12 venues taking part are:
Liverpool Central Library
Pleasant Street Primary School
Wavertree Children’s Centre, Wellington Road
Penny Lane Development Trust
Hunts Cross Children’s Centre, Kingsthorne Road
Isla Gladstone Bandstand, Stanley Park
Netherley Youth and Community Initiative, Damson Road
Childwall and Woolton Children’s Centre, Rudston Road
Walton Life Rooms and Library, Evered Avenue
Tuebrook Children’s Centre, Lower Breck Road
Croxteth Community Library, Altcross Road
St Andrew’s Church, Queens Drive
The sessions have been funded by the Mayor of Liverpool and local ward Councillors.
Councillor Rachael O’Byrne, Assistant Cabinet Member for Education said
“It’s been fantastic to have so much support for this huge free event from local Councillors, community venues, libraries and Children’s Centres! We can’t wait to welcome children and their families to their local event to read for pleasure!
I’m really pleased to be working with The Bookworm Players and local Councillors to do this great event during the Easter half term!”
Jessica Buxton from The Bookworm Players said
“We are delighted to be able to provide the City with exciting and engaging storytelling once again. It is an absolute joy to inspire little Bookworms to read and play and ignite imaginations.
All children under five in the Greenbank, Mossley Hill and Allerton and Hunts Cross Wards are entitled to receive a free book each month through the “Imagination Library Scheme”.