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National Storytelling Week

Join us in Idea Store to celebrate National Storytelling week!

This year National Storytelling Week will take place from 27 January to 4 February. Come along to some of our special events to celebrate the joy and power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.

For more information and resources to use at home visit the National Literacy Trust website.

Idea Store Bow

Step into a Story
Thursday 25 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Read aloud a chapter from your favourite book.

Spontaneous Storytelling
Tuesday 30 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Participate in spoken words to tell a story, let the imagination run wild.

Idea Store Chrisp Street

Favourite Fairy Tale
Thursday 1 February, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Retell your own favourite fairy tale with your own twist. Go wild and use your imagination, be creative and tell it or create it in your own style.

Idea Store Watney Market

Tell Your Story (ages 6+)
Thursday 1 February, 3:45 - 4:30pm
Ever dreamt of becoming an author? Come along to our story telling session and decide a new ending to your favourite books!

Design your own Book Cover
From 6 January
Visit the Idea Store to pick up a template so you can design your own cover. You can also name your book and write the blurb for the back cover.

Idea Store Whitechapel

Create your own Storybook!
Saturday 27 January, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Showcase your creative and imaginative skills by writing your own storybook with illustrations

Create your own Superhero!
Saturday 3 February, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Design a book cover with your own superhero

Cubitt Town Library

Reading Aloud
Thursday 25 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Come along and read us a page of your imagination.

Favourite Book
Tuesday 30 January, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Write about your favourite book and make it into a bookmark.

Story Time


At All our Stores. Join in, make some noise and have fun with Story Time for under 5s!

If you are a Primary School or Nursery and would like to visit the story time session or just visit the library please email so that we can host you.

Story Time