Spring into Storytime is part of a National Right to Read Initiative, which is an annual programme to support literacy and reading development across local authorities and is led locally by the public library service.
Spring into Storytime aims to deliver systematic literacy support at local level, identifying a standard service offer and bringing together the knowledge and experience of skilled staff in local authority services and local agencies.
Public libraries’ annual Spring into Storytime programme launched on April 1st and promises to bring the magic of Storytime to homes across the country. This year, Spring into Storytime is moving online again and we have a host of virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families can enjoy at home.
The programme provides an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy a variety of stories through online storytimes by library staff and authors and experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and allows families to share this happy time together.
See an outline of our events below, and watch this space!
Links will be live from the times indicated.
Saturday 3rd April 11.30am: The Teeny Weeny Genie by Julia Donaldson
Wednesday 7th April 11.30am:Too Many Bubbles by David Gibb
Saturday 10th April: 11.30am: Catch the Egg by Lucy Rowland
Wednesday 13th April 11.30pm: Rabbits Don't Lay Eggs by Paula Metcalf
Saturday 17th April 11.30am: Recipe for a Story by Ella Burfoot
Sunday 18th April 7pm: Tales with Liz Weir, Storyteller
Wednesday 21st April 11.30am: Wide Awake by Rob Biddulph
Sunday 25th April 7pm: Storytime with Liz Weir
Wednesday 28th April 11.30am: The Pirate House by Rebecca Patterson
Saturday 1st May 11.30am: Socks for Mr. Wolf by Tatyana Feeney
Wednesday 5th May 11.30am: Don't Go to School by Máire Zepf
Saturday 8th May:Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals
Wednesday 12th May 11.30am: Lucy Goes to Market
Saturday 15th May 11.30am: For you are a Kenyan Child
Wednesday 19th May 11.30am: Little Monkey
Saturday 22nd May 11.30am: The Dead Zoo
Wednesday 25th May 11.30am: The Chronicles of Hamalot
Saturday 3rd April 10.30am: Butterfly Crafts
Wednesday 7th April 10.30am: Wild Garlic Pesto in 60 Seconds
Saturday 10th April 10.30am:Recycled Can Planters
Wednesday 13th April 10.30am: Farmyard Crafts
Saturday 17th April 10.30am: 3D Flower Craft
Wednesday 21st April 10.30am: 3D Floating Flower Craft
Wednesday 28th April 10.30am: Basket Craft
Saturday 1st May 10.30am: Caterpillar Craft
Wednesday 5th May 10.30am: Origami Butterfly Craft
Saturday 8th May 10.30am:Sweetheart Unicorn Craft
Wednesday 12th May 10.30am: Memory Game
Saturday 15th May 10.30am:Seahorse Pencil Topper
Wednesday 19th May 10.30am: Easy Dandelion Tea
Saturday 22nd May 10.30am: Umbrella Craft
Wednesday 25th May 10.30am: Picture frame craft
Saturday 29th May 11.30am: The Hungry Caterpillar
Wednesday 7th April 7pm: Garden Yoga
Wednesday 14th April 7pm: Farm Yoga
Wednesday 21st April 7pm: Bedtime Yoga
Wednesday 28th April 7pm: Spring Weather Yoga
Dolores Keaveney Saturday 24th April, 11.30am: Beelicious Cookery
Dolores Keaveney Saturday 29th May, 11.30am: All about Bees