National Storytelling Week 2019

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 26 January until 2 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling!

You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out.

Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities:

Storytime Sessions

Storytime sessions the perfect time to relax and listen to stories being read out loud, aimed at under 5’s the stories are all age appropriate, and the wide range of picturebooks means these sessions are enjoyed by all ages.


miniChatterbooks is an after school group for children age 4-7, it’s a chance to listen to stories, talk about books, do crafts, play games and much more! It’s a great opportunity for young children to get excited about books and learn to share their love for stories with others.


Chatterbooks is an after school group that meats monthly in the library to discover new books, read and write reviews, find new authors and take part in quizzes, activities, crafts and lots more! Suitable for ages 8-12, these groups are perfect for young bookworms to meet likeminded children and make new friends.

Reading Groups

Reading Groups are a friendly way to explore new books each month and share thoughts and ideas.


Rhymetime is sure to get everyone singing and moving through songs and rhythm! Suitable for under 4’s, all ages are welcome to take part and are bound to have fun!

VIP Reading Group

VIP Reading Group allows people who are visually impaired to come enjoy and relax at a reading group without having to worry about their sight loss. All titles chosen in the reading group are available in large print and audio.

You can also borrow books from any Hampshire Library branch or download eBooks and audiobooks using BorrowBox.

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