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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.

Download activity sheets

Get colouring sheets, masks and puppets to make, based on this year's Booktime books.

Booktime library resource pack

1,500 libraries received a free Booktime resource pack last year. Find out how to order yours.

Hold events for schools or families

The Booktime programme is a great way to strengthen links with schools and families.

Poole: Animal drawing competition

Discover how Booktime in Poole ran a competition throughout the local authority

Bolton: school visits and gifting event ideas

Find out how Booktime in Bolton got all fifteen libraries involved in running events, with everyone dressing up.

Cheshire: Make amazing displays!

Discover how libraries in Cheshire set up an amazing Booktime display that children and adults loved.

Kent: Great themed events

Find out how Booktime in Kent held creative and family-friendly events – including yoga and environment-themed family learning sessions!

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