BookTrust Storytime

The BookTrust Storytime logoYour donations supported our BookTrust Storytime programme - a new initiative to encourage families to visit their library.

Families facing disadvantage stand to benefit most from developing an early shared reading habit.

By providing libraries with physical and digital resources, BookTrust Storytime aims to inspire lower income families with young children to engage with their local libraries and make visits a part of everyday life.

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An illustration of a pile of books plus the words: 'In England and Northern Ireland we: Partnered with 2,366 libraries and reached 90% of libraries'With the help of our supporters, we are increasing access to the magical world of books and reading, particularly for children between 0-5 years old.

Mrs Ahmed at a BookTrust Storytime sessionMany first-time visiting parents were amazed at their children's engagement with storytelling, and many took the books home to re-read and share with siblings and grandparents.

Mrs Ahmed took her 18-month-old granddaughter to her local library for the BookTrust Storytime pilot, and she hasn't stopped talking about it since!

Read more about Mrs Ahmed's experience here

Looking forward...

We gathered the learnings from this programme to inform our second phase in 2022/2023, during which we are offering more resources, to more libraries, for longer.

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