Libraries across Nottingham are hosting a variety of activities to keep your little ones engaged in reading over the summer:
Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children to read six books (or more) during the school holidays, is already underway in Nottingham libraries. Inspired by characters from the classic comic The Beano, children aged between 4 and 11 can sign up to take part at their local library. Medal ceremonies, including those for under-3s will take place in September.
Spark Arts partnership
the library service is very pleased to be continuing their partnership with Spark Arts, a charity that offers children a range of activities to experience the arts. This summer The Gingerbread Man will be visiting nine city libraries in late July. Tickets are £2 for each adult and child and can be purchased from the libraries as shown on the website.The show is suitable for age 4+ and their families and lasts 55 minutes
2018 Nottingham Children’s Book Award
Nottingham City Libraries was also proud to confirm the winner of the 2018 Nottingham Children’s Book Award, Neon Leon by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup, published by Nosy Crow. More than 5,000 children voted for their favourite book from a shortlist of three titles chosen by library staff. Visit your local library to borrow it!
New Strelley Road facility
A fantastic new facility will open in Strelley Road in September when the library returns to its old site. This will be a bright and contemporary space with a wide range of books for all ages as well as improved IT facilities. More details will follow about events, including Totstimes, on the libraries website.
Find out more about Read On Nottingham.