Story time for the little ones just got more exciting this Christmas with two special readings of the ‘Library Lion’ taking place at Swinton Library on December 1st. The event is based on the 2006 New York Times Bestselling children’s novel by Michelle Knudsen.

During the reading of the novel, there will be an opportunity to join in with the song, and has also been planned to include a lot of ‘audience participation’, with the appearance of the real ‘library lion!’. This could potentially be a suitable alternative to pricier events like pantomimes or bigger shows for parents on a budget.

The event is part of Salford Libraries live, a scheme in which allows Salford art galleries and libraries to be a much more exciting place- producing a series of live events which can be found in the event programme here.

The scheme is clearly recognizing that with so much vast new technology, it is now extremely hard to get young people into reading whilst they are young. Incorporating immersive features to the readings will not only keep the children more engaged, but will encourage them to want to return to the library.

The suited age range for the event is 4-7 years, and is guaranteed to keep the youngsters entertained.

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The first event will take part at 11am, whereas the second will follow shortly at 2pm.

Babies under 1 are able to attend the event for free and every other ticket available is a mere £3.50 per person. You can buy the tickets here or simply just walk into Swinton Library to book in!

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