Welcome to BookTrust Northern Ireland

Through our reader development programmes and work as an arts organisation, BookTrust in Northern Ireland makes a positive impact on children, families and local communities.

In line with the rest of the UK our aim is to ensure that everyone has access to books in their home and is inspired to engage with the world of reading for pleasure and to improve their life chances.

What we do

ACNI Author Tours

Find out more about the ACNI Author Tours, which bring well-known authors and illustrators to communities that would not typically engage with the arts.

P1 project

A free book for every P1 child: find out more about this year's pack.

Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children who are looked after, with fun parcels through the post.

BookTrust Storytime

Find out how BookTrust's programme for engaging families with visiting their local library has been scaled up in Northern Ireland with support from Libraries NI.

Storyteller Hub

Explore our Storyteller Hub to find out more about Bookstart Toddler and Bookstart Pre-schooler, along with tips to help you work with families.

Primary Hub

Find tips, resources and information to support primary school teachers building a reading for pleasure culture in their school.

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BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Go to the HomeTime hub