Little Reads

Little Reads project logo

Group imag of children listening to stories

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

  • Little Reads project logo
  • Group imag of children listening to stories
  • 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

Little Reads is a fun, interactive workshop using drama, dance, songs, play and craft to explore children’s picture books. Most suitable for children aged 2 to 6 but all family members are welcome. We usually meet once a month in libraries across Greater Manchester.

We are really pleased to be delivering Little Reads sessions in libraries again now. If you would like to register and join your local storytime, please fill in this simple form and we will keep you up to date.

Which session suits you? You can let us know here

Hazel Grove Library – 11am 1st Tues of month
Moss Side Powerhouse Library – 11am 1st Weds of month
One Stockport Hub – 10.30am 1st Thurs of month
Broughton Library – 11am 1st Thurs of month
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre – 11am 2nd Mon of month – Places limited, please book at reception
Old Trafford Library – 11am 2nd Weds of month
Stretford Library – 11am 2nd Thurs of month
Manchester Central Library – 11am 3rd Sat of month
Longsight Library – 11am 3rd Sat of month

This is a space for you and your little ones to have fun sharing a story, singing, moving and playing. Remember to join in yourself as your child/ren love to copy you 😀

If you can’t make a live session Miriam has been posting some Little Read sessions online which you can enjoy via the MLF YouTube channel

To keep up to date please join our Little Reads Facebook group here

Staying Safe:

  • Face masks: please feel free to wear a face mask if you wish.
  • The venues that we use are maintaining rigorous cleaning and hygiene.
  • Good hand hygiene is encouraged and antibac will be available.
  • We will encourage family members to sit together.
  • If you or your family members are experiencing any symptoms of COVID 19 please do not attend.

We really look forward to seeing you and thank you in advance for being responsible, safe and kind.

If you have any questions about any of the above you can get in touch with our Children & Young People's Programme Producer: miriam@manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the GMCA Culture Fund and Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Funds.

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