Storytime sessions take over city venues this month

Fairies, fantasy and fun are on offer for families in Liverpool next week.

On Wednesday 30 August from midday to 3pm, venues across Liverpool will host FREE Anytime is Storytime events which gives families the opportunity to enjoy free stories read aloud at libraries, children’s and community centres and green spaces across the city.

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.

This year’s theme is ‘Fairies and Fantasy’, with storytelling performances from The Bookworm Players who will be offering both group and one-to-one reading sessions, encouraging families to bring along a blanket, get comfy and relax with some quality reading time.

The venues are:

  • Central Library
  • Kummba Imani Centre
  • Kensington Fields Community Centre
  • Isla Gladstone Bandstand, Stanley Park
  • Eldonian Village Hall
  • Walton Life Rooms
  • Larkhill Gardens, Clubmoor
  • Croxteth Hall Park, Walled Garden
  • Childwall and Woolton Children’s Centre
  • Sudley House Walled Garden
  • Hunts Cross Children’s Centre

The sessions have been funded by the Mayor of Liverpool.

Councillor Rachael O’Byrne, Assistant Cabinet Member for Education, who has coordinated the city wide events said: “Following on from the success of Anytime is Storytime in previous years, I’m delighted that so many locations around the city will be hosting their own event this year.  I’m sure the children and adults will enjoy every second of the performances from the Bookworm Players and encourage reading for pleasure.”

Jessica Buxton from The Bookworm Players said “We are delighted to be working with Liverpool City council to bring Storytime to the city. We encourage families to read together; and nurture young imaginations through storytelling and theatre. We’re very lucky to live in such an incredible city and hope to see as many people as possible across the various locations on August 30th. Bring your fairy wings, wizard hats and thinking caps for an afternoon of Fantasy and Fairytales.”



Liverpool Waterfront