Spring into Storytime

Spring into Storytime this April

28/03/2022

The Spring into Storytime initiative will return to libraries this April with the theme of ‘Friendship’.

The programme, which has run virtually the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, will this year be a mix of online and in-person storytime events. 

Spring into Storytime is a part of Right to Read and aims to get children of preschool and range of primary school ages interested in books through interactive storytelling sessions. Developing an interest in reading is incredibly beneficial for children, with studies showing it can improve not only their literacy skills but also help them develop their imagination and creativity.

The stories will be read by both library staff and authors so there will be something for the whole family to enjoy together. Most of these sessions will then be available through libraries' social media for the entire month of April. There will also be activity sheets/ crafts sent out in advance of storytime which will tie in with the overall theme.

The events will also be promoted through the First 5 Little Library initiative. All Early Learning and Care settings (ELCs), School Aged Care settings (SACs) and registered Childminders will be given books on friendship for the children in their care and support materials for the educators. They will also be included in some extra friendship themed events both online and in branches around the country.