I’ve just heard about a great event for book worms. On Saturday 25 February, the first ever London-wide Children’s Book Swap will be launched in cultural, literary and family venues across the capital – from the banks of the River Thames to the edge of the Olympic Park.
Children and families can visit one of the selected venues on 25 February and pick up a book for free. They can also bring any books along with them to leave at the venue for another child to choose and take home.
This new initiative is supported by the Greater London Authority and will celebrate reading and encourage children to discover new stories by exchanging hundreds of books and ideas as well as recommending their favourite authors and
illustrators. Venues will also be hosting a series of family activities and entertainment throughout the day.
Participating organisations and venues include the Centre of Literacy Primary Education (CLPE), Unicorn Theatre in Southwark, plus Discover Children’s Story Centre, GLA, Booktrust, Reading Agency, Free Word Centre, Macmillan Children’s Books, World Book Day, Arvon, Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Polka Theatre, Nosy Crow, Usborne Children’s Books, Walker Books, Shoreditch Trust, Marcus Garvey Library, Little Angel Theatre, Islington Libraries and Tea Dance for Little People.
The Unicorn will host a FREE event from 10.30am – 4.30pm in the Unicorn foyer where you can come in and swap books, make bookmarks and bookworms or just listen to some stories read aloud.
The Unicorn, in association with the Crick Crack Club, will also be presenting a storytelling season based around the Brothers Grimm. Performances of A Year in the Forest (for ages 5+, tickets £7) are on at 2pm & 4.30pm and
you can book tickets by calling Box Office on 020 7645 0560.
To find out more about the participating Book Swap venues and their individual events please go to the links below:
Saturday 25 February 2012
10.30am – 4.30pm
This is a free event
See www.unicorntheatre.com for map and event listings.
Discover Children’s Story Centre
Marcus Garvey Library -
London Borough of Haringey
Tea Dance for Little
Little Angel Theatre
Do pop back and leave a post to let us know how you got on.