BookTrust Storytime

BookTrust Storytime is an exciting new library experience for families with children aged 0-5.

Families are invited to take part through their local library, where they’ll find free activities, opportunities to hear stories read aloud and a welcoming space to have fun with their family.

Start your Storytime adventure now

BookTrust Storytime launched in libraries in Autumn 2021. Find out about the six brilliant books that have been shortlisted for the BookTrust Storytime Prize for you to enjoy in the library. You can watch the author readings and download the book activity sheets, and when you attend a Storytime event at the library, you can also vote for your favourites.

Find your library

To find your closest library running BookTrust Storytime events, just click here and then select your region. Other libraries across the country may also be holding BookTrust Storytime events. If you can't find your local library on the list, it's worth checking in with them to see what they have planned.

Information for practitioners

If you work with libraries and want to find out more about the BookTrust Storytime offer, just click on the link below. You can also contact your BookTrust Relationship Manager or, for general enquiries, please email

Information for practitioners 

Get stuck in to stories and activities

If you're looking for great activities to do with your children right now, why not take a look at our HomeTime page - it's packed full of stories, plus loads of things to make and do. Alternatively, we’ve created a brilliant Bookfinder that can help you find your next favourite story.

© Caterpillar Books Ltd 2019. Written by Libby Walden. Illustrations copyright © Jacqui Lee 2019

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic our activities may be subject to changes or delays. Please check back for the latest updates.