Schools take part in Big Leeds Book Grab

Schools from across the city joined the Big Leeds Book Grab, with each one choosing up to 150 free books from a warehouse packed with 8,000 brand new titles. With an array of fiction and non-fiction for ages 3-15 on offer, it was a great opportunity to refresh school libraries, ready for National Libraries…

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Museum steps inside the stories of Michael Morpurgo

Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories opens on February 8 at Leeds City Museum, and takes families on a playful journey through hugely…

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Library network launches Harry Potter-inspired displays across UK

Leeds Central Library to host display inspired by the British Library’s new exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic. From Friday 20 October 2017, visitors will be able to discover fascinating facts about the History of Magic at Leeds Central Library. Displays will launch simultaneously in 20 public libraries across the UK in tandem…

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Nordic tales give Leeds library’s collection a Finnishing touch

Visitors to Leeds Central Library can explore an epic tale of Nordic myth and magic after collection of classic and contemporary Finnish books arrived in the city today. Part of the new 10×10 Stories from Finland campaign by the Finnish Institute in London, the selection of literature was donated to celebrate a century of Finnish…

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