June will be a month of imagination and storytelling at Hull Libraries. Photo credit: Chris Pepper.

A month of imagination and storytelling at Hull Libraries

Hull libraries are inviting children to enter a world of stories, characters and imagination this month.

The Big Malarkey Festival returns from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 June in East Park.

Before then, a series of free children’s reading sessions will celebrate the magic of the bedtime story.

Families are invited to visit their local Hull library to join in with Pyjamarama, a month-long schedule of reading sessions.

The Big Malarkey Festival was launched in 2017 during Hull’s year as UK City of Culture

Run by BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, the scheme delivers books and resources to under-fives across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, working closely with libraries, children’s centres and other partners to help transform lives by getting children and families reading.

Christine Hill, principal librarian at Hull Libraries, said: “There’s nothing quite like a bedtime story. Celebrating the ritual of the bedtime story is a great way to incorporate reading into your every day routine. By getting into the habit when children are young, it can help instil a love of reading for both parents and children.

Pyjamarama sessions in Hull Libraries:

Hull Central Library
Mondays: Toddlertime 10am-11am
Mondays: Baby Bounce 1.30pm-2.15pm
Wednesdays: Toddlertunes 1.15pm-2pm
Thursdays: Storytime 10.15am-11.15am

Avenues Library
Mondays: Baby Bounce 2pm-2.45pm

Bransholme Library
Tuesdays: 1.30pm-2.30pm

East Park Library
Mondays: Baby Bounce 11am-11.45am
Fridays: Toddlertime 11am-noon

Fred Moore Library
Wednesdays: Baby Bounce 10.15am-11.15am

Freedom Centre Library
Tuesdays: Toddlertime 10am-11am
Fridays: Baby Bounce 9.30am-10.15am
Fridays: Toddlertunes 10.30am-11.15am

Gipsyville Library
Mondays: Toddlertime 10.30am-11.30am
Fridays: Baby Bounce 10.30am-11.15am

Greenwood Avenue Library
Wednesdays: Toddlertime 10am-11.15am

Ings Library
Wednesdays: Baby Bounce 9.45am-10.30am
Wednesdays: Toddlertunes 10.45am-11.30am

Western Library
Thursdays: Toddlertime 1.15pm-2.15pm

Get tickets and more details on The Big Malarkey Festival here or from Hull libraries.

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