Fairy Tales take over Swindon Libraries For National Bookstart Week 2013

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. ” Albert Einstein

During National Bookstart Week 2013, thousands of families from across the UK will be invited to take part in fairy tale themed activities in libraries, children’s centres, bookshops, and a range of venues, to highlight the fun of reading with children.

Come along to your local Swindon library and join in the fun at our special National Bookstart Week 2013 events. There will be fairy tales (this year’s theme) and special stories during Story and Rhyme Time with an extra special guest appearance at each event by the Bookstart Bear!

bookstart bearCome dressed as your favourite book character.

Bring your teddy to the Story Time!

Take part in a colouring contest.

Ask your mum and dad to bring a camera to have a photo taken with the Bookstart Bear!

Join our Bookstart Bear Club and get extra paw stamps!

Pick up a free copy of the ‘Ugly Duckling’ (available at each event, subject to availability)

The Bear will visit the following Story and Rhyme Sessions:

Thursday 20th June: Covingham Library 10:30-11:00
Friday 21st June: Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library 10:00-10:30
Monday 24th June:  West Swindon Library 11:00-11:30 (rhyme time for under 3s)
Tuesday 25th June: Central Library 11:00-11:30
Tuesday 25th June: Old Town Library 14:15- 14:45
Wednesday 26th June:  North Swindon Library 11:00-11:30
Thursday 27th June: Highworth Library 10:30-11:00
Friday 28th June:  West Swindon Library 10:30-11:00
Saturday 29th June: Central Library  11:00-11:30
Monday 1st July: Pinetrees Library 10:00-10:30
Tuesday 2nd July: Wroughton Library 10:30-11:00

The magic will continue on the Bookstart website, with an audio recording of the Ugly Duckling, competitions, and other Fairy Tale characters to discover.  National Bookstart Week helps remind families that reading books with their child is one of the nicest activities they can share!

*For further information on Swindon Libraries and children’s events please contact Ewa Salik: esalik@swindon.gov.uk
**For further information on Bookstart and Booktrust please contact Rosi Crawley on 020 8875 4583 / rosi.crawley@booktrust.org.uk **