Libraries that received Booktime resources to run events in 2013-14 identified the following key benefits:
- 87% felt Booktime events had strengthened their links with local schools
- 80% felt the events had helped them make contact with families who did not use the library
- 68% felt the events helped increase membership among reception children and their families.
Get colouring sheets, masks and puppets to make, based on this year's Booktime books.
1,500 libraries received a free Booktime resource pack last year. Find out how to order yours.
The Booktime programme is a great way to strengthen links with schools and families.
Activity sheets and session ideas to use with this year's Booktime books.
The overwhelming majority of respondents reported that holding a Booktime event had helped to promote the library and its services (98%) and increased children’s enthusiasm for the Booktime books (95%), as well as strengthening links with local schools, helping them to make contact with parents/children who did not previously use the library, increasing library membership and increasing library loans.