Story Time

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

  • 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

Story Time is an inclusive, fun and interactive session that takes place in libraries across Manchester. We improve literacy through creativity using drama, dance, songs and craft to explore stories and help children get school ready. We also give away free books and tickets to Manchester Literature Festival family events 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 and no need to book.

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.

Manchester Central Library
Please note there is no craft activity at the Central Library sessions
Saturday 14th March 11am

Longsight Library & Learning Centre
Saturday 21st March 11am

Levenshulme Arcadia Library
Monday 9th March 10.30am
Monday 23rd March 10.30am

Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse Library
Monday 9th March 3.30pm

Stretford Library
Thursday 12th March 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.