Libraries are a fantastic place to encourage writers of any age. At Prestwich Library children were invited to enter a World Book Day Story Writing Competition. In excess of 40 entries were submitted for consideration … More Prestwich Library World Book Day Story Writing Competition
We wanted to update you with the progress of our Junior Bloggers project and to share with you some photographs of how we celebrated its completion on the 8th May – Tea and Cakes with The Mayor and The Consort! The children of class five, St Peter’s Primary school, have really done us proud. We … More Junior Bloggers – A celebration of great work.
One of our junior library members, Areeba Malik, wanted a to find a way to share a story that she has written. At just eight years old Areeba – a pupil at St Luke’s Primary School in Bury – already has a love of writing and wants other children in the borough to be able … More Sharing a story with Bury Libraries
Following on from our blog post about the 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards we though that you would like to see the brilliant display produced by Ramsbottom Library staff. Who wouldn’t be inspired to borrow a book after seeing this!
A rather cold morning in March saw the launch of our newest project ‘ Junior Bloggers’. Bury Libraries are working in partnership with the wonderful year 5 children from St Peter’s Primary School, Bury. As well as promoting libraries and the joy that can be found in books and reading; our new initiative also gathers junior … More Junior Bloggers – St Peter’s Primary School Bury
Bury Libraries will be celebrating both these anniversaries by having amazing displays showing all the books in both shortlists, bookmarks and postcards giving everyone the opportunity to tweet their favourite library book to the team at CILIP … More 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards
We thought you would like to see what titles were included in the short list, who won in both categories and how your local library can help you to read them without having to buy them (just click on the links!) – a very important pocket money saving hack! … More Blue Peter Book Awards 2017
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Recommended by Lenke (Sensory Officer). “When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers… … More Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sarah Jane Lee will be coming to Radcliffe Library on Thursday 27th October to host some Shakespeare themed interactive storytelling sessions. These storytelling sessions will also include a bit of drama. She will be running three sessions during the day; 10am-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-3pm. This event is for children aged between 5 and 11 … More Shakespeare Themed Interactive Storytelling Sessions at Radcliffe Library
Brisingr by Christoper Paolini. Recommended by Addison, aged 9. Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors, Eragon & Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider & his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help … More Brisingr, or, The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular by Christopher Paolini