TELL A STORY
Leeds Libraries has added two vibrant new story buses to its service which aim to support and encourage a love of books and reading from an early age.
The buses, which have been launched during Leeds Year of Reading, are aimed at children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers. They offer families the chance to hop on board and meet library staff, who will help them choose books to borrow or take part in fun story related activities.
Leeds children chose the names of the buses, Sam and Nelly, who are quirky characters from Nick Sharratt’s popular book Don’t Put Your Finger in the Jelly. The acclaimed illustrator has also provided colourful external artwork for the two vehicles. Leeds residents will recognise his distinctive style as the bright buses journey across the city.
As part of the launch, Nick spent two days touring Leeds on the buses, visiting local children’s centres and meeting some of the young people whose imaginations were captivated by his work. The buses will continue travelling around a range of public spots, children’s centres and pop-up locations.
Find out when the story bus will come to your local area at https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries or follow @LeedsLibraries on social media for updates.