Tag Archives : literacy


Discover something new at your library during Libraries Week

From famous authors to bedtime stories, coding clubs to online resources, there’s lots to discover in Plymouth during Libraries Week. The event, which runs from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October, is an annual UK-wide showcase of the best that libraries have to offer. One of the highlights of our week will be a visit by bestselling […]


Animal Agents – Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Libraries in Plymouth are inviting children to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and help the Animal Agents solve a mystery. From Saturday 15 July, children can visit their local library and register for free. Every child who signs up will be given a special collector folder to keep track of their challenge […]


Plymouth backs Bath, Book, Bed campaign

Our library service is joining up with a national campaign to help children get a good night’s sleep. BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has launched a booklet featuring top tips and advice from TV parenting expert Jo Frost as part of its Bath, Book, Bed campaign. The initiative encourages families to make stories part […]


Big Friendly Read a big hit

More than 4,000 Plymouth children signed up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Big Friendly Read is celebrating 100 years of the world’s greatest storyteller, Roald Dahl and children have until Saturday 17 September to read their six books. Our libraries staff are encouraging everyone to finish so they can be presented with a medal […]


Still time to sign up for Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

More than 3,000 children in Plymouth have signed up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge so far – and there’s still time to join in. Organised by The Reading Agency in partnership with local libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge encourages four to 11-year-olds to read six or more library books or eBooks during the school summer […]


Roar your terrible roars at Devonport Library’s Big Wild Rumpus

Devonport Library is joining The Big Wild Rumpus, a nationwide campaign to celebrate the nation’s love of Maurice Sendak’s book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. Fans young and old will gather at venues across the UK to read the book aloud and unleash their inner wild things at 11am on Saturday 13 June. The gnashing […]


Get your little monkey into the swing of reading this Bookstart Week

Libraries in Plymouth will be celebrating National Bookstart Week with jungle themed parties for the under-fives. UK charity Book Trust says ‘every little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle’ and is calling for Plymouth parents and carers to perfect their loudest ape call and take their cheeky chimps to a local library for some […]


Celebrate World Book Day at the library

Plymouth libraries are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5 March with fancy dress rhymetimes for little ones and special visits for schools. Now in its 18th year, the annual event encourages children to explore the world of books and reading and provides them with a book of their own. It is marked in more […]


Explore new worlds with the South West Reading Passport Challenge

Libraries from across Plymouth and the South West are taking readers on a journey to new worlds over the next three months. The Reading Passport Challenge is encouraging people to read books from four genres they may not have tried before – the World of Darkness, World of Passion, Lyrical Worlds and Future Worlds. Organised […]