National Bookstart Week 2017

Swindon Libraries will be celebrating National Bookstart Week 2017 with a number of story time sessions throughout the week of 5th – 11th June, to encourage families to have fun together, anywhere and anytime.

The theme of this year’s National Bookstart Week is ‘Let’s Explore Outdoors’ and children who attend any of Swindon Libraries’ story events will receive a free copy of the picture book Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall:


National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration held by BookTrust, the national reading charity which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

BookTrust works to remind families of the importance of reading for pleasure – even if it’s just for ten minutes a day.  This is encouraged by gifting free books to every child in their early years and by offering incentives such as the Bookstart Bear Club which Swindon Libraries support.

To receive a free copy of Everybunny Dance!,  put on your dancing shoes and hop on over to one of our story sessions:

Tuesday 6th June:

Central Library,                       11.00am – 11.30am

Park Library,                           11.00am – 11.30am

Wroughton Library,                 11.15am – 11.45am

Old Town Library,                    2.15pm – 2.45pm

Wednesday 7th June:

Liden Library,                          10.30am – 11.00am

North Swindon Library,           11.00am – 11.30am

Thursday 8th June:

Covingham Library,                10.30am – 11.00am

Highworth Library,                  10.30am – 11.00am

Friday 9th June:

West Swindon Library,            10.30am – 11.00am