Story Time

Children at a Story time session holding their hands in the air

Image of two teddy bears sat with a vintage tea set and a plate of biscuitsSuchitra Hegde

Children holding on to a parachute as part of story time

  • Children at a Story time session holding their hands in the air
  • Image of two teddy bears sat with a vintage tea set and a plate of biscuits
  • Children holding on to a parachute as part of story time

Story Time is an inclusive, fun and interactive session that takes place in libraries across Manchester. We share stories and have fun with arts and crafts. We also give away free books to regular attenders! The sessions are most suitable for children aged 2 to 6 but all family members are welcome. Sessions are in Longsight, Moss Side Powerhouse, Central, Levenshulme, Stretford and Wythenshawe libraries on a monthly basis. It’s FREE to attend, just turn up!

If you're not sure where we'll be, you want more information, or you'd like to sign up to a reminders mailing list feel free to email our Children & Young People's Programme Coodinator, whose email is at the bottom of the page. We love it when dads bring their kids, but all family members are welcome, of course.

Manchester Central Library
Please note there is no craft activity at the Central Library sessions
Saturday 14th September 11am
Saturday 19th October 11.30am Family Reading Day Special
Saturday 9th November 11am
Saturday 14th December 11am

Longsight Library & Learning Centre
Saturday 20th July 11am
Saturday 21st September 11am
Saturday 19th October 3pm Family Reading Day Special
Saturday 16th November 11am
Saturday 21st December 11am

Levenshulme Arcadia Library
Monday 9th September 10.30am
Monday 7th October 10.30am
Monday 11th November 10.30am
Monday 9th December 10.30am

Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse Library
Tuesday 9th September 11.30am
Tuesday 23rd September 11.30am
Tuesday 11th November 11.30am
Tuesday 25th November 11.30am
Tuesday 9th December 11.30am

Stretford Library
Thursday 8th August 10.30am
Thursday 12th September 10.30am
Thursday 14th November 10.30am
Thursday 12th December 10.30am

If you have any questions about any of the above or you want to sign up for the Story Time mailing list, you can get in touch with our Children & Young People's Programme Coordinator: miriam@manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Funding for this project has been provided by Children in Need and the People's Postcode Trust.

Photo by Suchitra Hegde.