Free storytelling & free books for families across Liverpool

Free storytelling sessions will take place in thirteen locations across Liverpool on Wednesday 10th August between 12 and 3pm – with over 800 books given away to families who attend.

This storytelling event aimed at under 7s, launched last year as part of the Read On. Get On national campaign, encouraging families to read for pleasure. Throughout the day families will listen to trained storytellers from The Reader and Beanstalk as well as receiving a free book to take home!

Following on from last year’s huge success, this will be the second Anytime is Storytime event and the celebration of reading hopes to reach more families than ever.

This year, Anytime is Storytime will be hosted in thirteen locations, allowing even more families across Liverpool to accessibly enjoy this day. This special, free event continues to be supported by The Reader, City of Readers, Give A Book, Save the Children and Beanstalk organisations – which means that all families have to do is come along!

Dr Jane Davis, Director and Founder of The Reader said: “It is so exciting for this huge, free event to be taking place in Liverpool for a second year running.

“With a number of fantastic organisations and venues on board, it is so thrilling to share stories across the city and bring people together with a love for literature.”

Mayoral lead for primary education, Councillor Lana Orr added: “Reading is something you can do individually or together in most places, whatever your age.

“Our aim is to encourage families to read together more often and make it an integral part of their lives. I’d encourage people to come along and take part in the Anytime is Storytime events across the city.”

The Reader - Calderstones - The Guide Liverpool

You can find the sessions at the following locations between 12-3pm on Wednesday 10th August:

  • The Reader at Calderstones Park
  • Mersey Ferry Terminal
  • Waterstones Liverpool ONE
  • Liverpool Central Library
  • Toxteth Library
  • The Isla Gladstone Conservatory
  • Norris Green Library
  • Newsham Park
  • Wavertree Botanic Gardens
  • Garmoyle Road Community Gardens
  • Croxteth Hall
  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation (1–4pm)
  • Childwall Library

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