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National Bookstart Week
Tuesday 9th June 2015 @ 11:33 by Becky Cahill
Glossop Chronicle News

EVERY little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle – that’s why Book Trust wants Tameside’s parents and carers to take their youngsters to a Time for a Rhyme event during National Bookstart Week (June 8 to 14).


This year’s theme, Jungle Adventures, is based on Giles Andreae’s popular picture book “Rumble in the Jungle”, which will be given away to more than 400,000 families.


National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of Book Trust’s flagship reading programme. It tells families about the importance of getting children into the habit of reading every day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.


Councillor Lynn Travis, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: “Reading is such a vital skill, but it’s a very enjoyable one too. As a mother I’m fully aware of the fun there is to be had reading with your children. It’s an important part of bonding, too.”


Jungle-themed Time for a Rhyme sessions will be taking place at Tameside Libraries all week:


  • Tameside Central Library, Old Street, Ashton – Tuesday 2pm
  • Denton Library, Denton Town Hall – Thursday 2.15pm
  • Dukinfield Library, Concord Way – Thursday 2pm
  • Hyde Library, Hyde Town Hall – Tuesday 10.30am
  • Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street – Wednesday 2.15pm


Anyone unable to make a Rumble in the Jungle Time for a Rhyme can find lots of jungle-themed arts and crafts, games and recipes on the Bookstart website.