Celebrating Global Storytime at the University Library

Celebrating Global Storytime at the University Library

The University Library hosted its first-ever Global Storytime Event last Wednesday. We invited parents and carers to bring their children into the University Library, where two of our talented students read to them from a selection of illustrated children’s books from the Outside In World collection of children’s books in translation. After this, the children were invited to participate in an art activity, colouring and drawing images inspired by the books.

I am so grateful to our talented students Abigail and Santosh, who engaged the children so effectively, and to all the parents and children who participated. A wonderful time was had by all and the artworks created by the children were particularly fun and entertaining.

The event formed part of Global Week when the whole University celebrated our global culture and international diversity within our beautiful City and promoted the University Library to our local community. It is a sadly little-known fact that anyone can visit the University Library and sign up for free as an external member to borrow books from us, and it is hoped that by inviting the local community into the Library, we could encourage more people to use the wonderful collections available to them through the University Library.

Outside in World

The Outside In World collection is one of several prestigious collections held by the University Library. It comprises hundreds of children’s books worldwide translated from international languages into English, representing the classics of dozens of global cultures. The collection is a valued resource by our illustration students and everyone who loves literature.

You can discover our other Special Collections, including the University Archive, which chronicles the history of the University from its earliest days as a Municipal College to the present day, and our Rare Books Collection, which includes stunning examples of typography through to part of the unique Bolton Collection or architectural history.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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