Featured Library Events

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Bookbug Week 2016 (16th-22nd May)

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Bookbug Week 2016 will take place between 16 and 22 May, with hundreds of free story, song and rhyme events for families with babies and young children held across the country. The theme this year is Bookbug Around the World, an international theme … [read more]

BookBug Week 2015 (May 18th-24th 2015)

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This May, children across Scotland will be enjoying a special week of BookBug events. The Bookbug initiative - which is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Scottish Book Trust - provides every child in Scotland with four free packs of … [read more]

Guest post by author and illustrator Teresa Flavin

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We're delighted to announce a guest post by Leeds-based author and illustrator Teresa Flavin about her new school visit collaboration with our sister organisation, Book Events for Schools. Teresa has been shortlisted for several awards, including the … [read more]

Tom Palmer’s ‘Tour de Leeds Libraries’

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As Tour de France fever grips the country, Tom Palmer is returning to his roots to celebrate the libraries of Leeds and the historic role the city will play in the race this summer. Just as the Grand Départ will set off from the city this summer, … [read more]

Kate Pankhurst at Leeds Central Library review

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Kate Pankhurst at Leeds Central Library A child in full detective outfit – complete with fake moustache, raincoat and magnifying glass – can only mean one thing…Mariella Mystery’s investigative skills must be in demand again.  There were strange … [read more]

Book Events for Children’s Advent Calendar

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With Christmas approaching, take a peek at Book Events for Children’s Advent Calendar, which features a delightful book-related event to enjoy each day in the run-up to Christmas (from 1st-24th December). Events across the country range from festive … [read more]

Book Week Scotland (Nov 25th-Dec 1st 2013)

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Book Week Scotland is week-long celebration of books and reading across Scotland. Running from November 25th-December 1st 2013, there will be over 400 events taking place at 349 locations across Scotland. During last year's event, more than 30,000 … [read more]

Robert Louis Stevenson Day, 13th November 2013

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Robert Louis Stevenson Day Edinburgh is getting ready for its annual celebration of all things Robert Louis Stevenson. Held on 13th November 2013, Robert Louis Stevenson Day (RLS Day) will celebrate the life and work of the author of Kidnapped, … [read more]

‘How Scary Can A Book Be?’ Our Top Ten Halloween events

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How scary can a book be? This half-term is spookily full of Halloween book events and we've rounded up ten of the best spine-tingling book experiences. Is your favourite creepy character in our list? Grab your broomstick and check out what's going … [read more]

The Reading Agency/Barrington Stoke Partnership announced

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The Reading Agency is a national charity promoting reading amongst children and adults. They have recently announced a new partnership with Barrington Stoke, an independent publisher which aims to break down barriers which could prevent children from … [read more]

Summer Reading Challenge 2013

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You may have heard on the news recently that Frank Lampard has been announced as the  2013 Summer Reading Challenge champion. Many parents will be familiar with the Summer Reading Challenge, which launches this year on July 13th in England and Wales … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Four

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide Week Four: Sat 11th - Fri 17th August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Three

The Book Events for Children's Holiday Guide Week Three: Sat 4th - Fri 10th August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide … [read more]

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Two

The Book Events for Children's Holiday Guide Week Two: Sat 28th July-Fri 3rd August Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide … [read more]

York Children’s Book Award

As well as being the year of the Olympics and the Queen's Golden Jubilee, 2012 is the year when residents of York celebrate 800 years of York being a self-governing city.  As part of the York 800 celebrations, the York Libraries Children's Book Award … [read more]

London Children’s Book Swap 2012

This Saturday (February 25th) marks the launch of the first London-wide Children's Book Swap, with events taking place across the capital. The event is supported by the Greater London Authority and more than 15 organisations that work to improve … [read more]

Most borrowed books

Given that today is National Libraries Day, what perfect timing that  PLR (Public Lending Right) released its figures yesterday, showing the most borrowed titles and authors from UK libraries. Based on figures from July 2010-June 2011, it makes … [read more]