National Bookstart Week

Bradford Libraries would like all staff working with under fives to pass on this information about events during National Bookstart Week 8-14 June 2015.

Bradford Libraries will soon be celebrating National Bookstart Week 2015.

‘Every little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle’, so that’s why this June(8-14) UK charity Book Trust is calling for all parents and carers from Bradford, to perfect their loudest ape call and take their cheeky chimps to one of our awesome jungle-theme adventures.

This year’s theme, Jungle Adventures, is based on Giles Andreae’s beloved picture book Rumble in the Jungle.

National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme, Bookstart. It aims to reinforce to families the importance of getting in to the habit of reading every day - even if it’s just for ten minutes.

From 8-14 June there will be lots of free events around the Bradford District for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, at libraries, children centres, nurseries and even a fun splash event at Richard Dunn’s Sports Centre. Events will include stories, rhymes and lots of fun activities to inspire families to read together.

All attending families will receive the small size picture book Rumble In The Jungle*

*Whilst stocks last.

Families can find their nearest National Bookstart Week event at:

Date

Venue

Event

Time

Saturday 6 June

Menston Library

Jungle rhymetime

10.30am

Monday 8 June

City Library*

Launch event

10am

Monday 8 June

Wrose Library

Jungle crafts, stories & rhymes

1.45pm

Monday 8 June

Eccleshill Library

Jungle animals

2pm

Monday 8 June

Idle Library

Tiger crafts

2.15pm

Monday 8 June

Burley Library

Jungle stories & animal masks

2.30pm

Tuesday 9 June

Silsden Library

Jungle Finger Puppets & Rhymes

11am

Tuesday 9 June

Shipley Library

Jungle 3D animal masks

2pm

Tuesday 9 June

Menston Library

Jungle stories & animal masks

2.45pm

Tuesday 9 June

Thornton Library

Jungle story/rhyme time

2.45pm

Wednesday 10 June

Richard Dunns Sports Cen.

Jungle splash fun

9.30am

Wednesday 10 June

Ilkley Library

Lion Learners animals

9.45am

Wednesday 10 June

Queensbury Library

Jungle animal masks

11.15am

Wednesday 10 June

Keighley Library

Lion Learners animals

11.30am

Wednesday 10 June

Bingley Library

Lion Learners animals

2pm

Thursday 11 June

Clayton Library*

Jungle stories & monkey craft

9.30am

Thursday 11 June

Holme Wood Library*

Elmer & Fridayends

10am

Thursday 11 June

Girlington Library*

Wild animal collages

11am

Thursday 11 June

Bolling Hall Library*

Tiger story & mask craft

1pm

Thursday 11 June

Great Horton Library

Jungle stories & animal masks

2pm

Thursday 11 June

Laisterdyke Library*

Jungle story/rhyme time

2pm

Thursday 11 June

Manningham Library

Crazy gorilla door hangers

2pm

Thursday 11 June

Baildon Library

Jungle storytime & crafts

2.30pm

Thursday 11 June

Wibsey Library*

Jungle animal masks

3.45pm

Thursday 11 June

St Augustine’s Library

Jungle animal masks

4pm

Friday 12 June

Wyke Library

Rumble in the jungle crafts

10am

Friday 12 June

Thornton Library

Paper elephants & masks

3.30pm

Friday 12-Sunday 14 June

Bradford City Park

Bradford Festival jungle stall

12noon to 4pm

Saturday 13 June

Haworth Road Library

Jungle animal masks

10.15am

Sunday 7 June

Strong Cl. @Keighley Gala*

Rumble In The Jungle

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Monday 8–Friday 12 June

Strong Close Children’s Centre

Book Swap

9am to 4pm

Tuesday 9 June

Menston Children's Centre

Jungle Family Fun

9.15am to 11am

Tuesday 9 June

Little Lane Children's Centre

Jungle Family Fun

9.30am to 11am

Wednesday 10 June

Baildon Children's Centre

Jungle Family Fun

1pm to 2.30pm

Thursday 11 June

St Hugh's Church, Lwr Baildon

Jungle Family Fun

9am to 11am

Thursday 11 June

Allerton Children’s Centre

Bookstart Stay & Play

1pm to 3pm

* Special Bookstart Bear Visit

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home,with plenty of jungle-themed arts and crafts, games and baking recipes all on the Bookstart website at www.bookstart.org.uk

For more information contact: Susan Brewster-Craig susan.brewster-craig@bradford.gov.uk 01274 433684


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Published: 01/06/2015
Audience: Literacy Co-ordinators, Nursery Teachers, Pre-schools
Contact: Susan Brewster-Craig

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