UNESCO says that ‘reading for pleasure is the single most important thing that will make a child successful in life’. Liverpool City of Readers is ready to take the benefits of reading far and wide, showcasing the importance of reading across the city and supporting the next generation of readers.
In the park, at the shops, even on the famous ferry – there’s always time for a story, wherever you are! Following the success of Anytime is Storytime in 2015, Liverpool City of Readers will be holding free storytime sessions for families across the city on Wednesday 10 August 12 – 3pm.
After enjoying stories read aloud by trained Story Sharers, families will also get a free book to take away, so storytime can stay for the summer…and beyond.
Join a city-wide, multi-organisational campaign that they want to become a permanent fixture in Liverpool’s calendar.
Our friends at The Reader are hosting another wonderful day in Liverpool on August 10th. ‘Anytime is Storytime’ is pretty much what the name suggests.
Anyone can be a reader – and Anytime is Storytime.
‘Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s cognitive development than their parents’ level of education.’ Institute of Education, 2013
Liverpool City of Readers is there to get more people reading for pleasure. They read with families, in schools, health settings, workplaces and across the city at special events. They believe that fostering a love of reading in both children and adults will create stronger, happier and healthier communities across the city.
Give a Book is delighted to be able to help on this inspiring day. Thanks to our supporters and with generous help from Walker Books, Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House we’re giving copies of these gorgeous books: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, Hansel & Gretel a Ladybird book, and Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt–who has chosen a Book of the Month for us for August. What wonderful children’s books there are. Thanks, everyone.