Leeds Libraries Story Bus launch at Hunslet Community Hub
Hunslet Community Hub was the venue chosen for the launch of two new city-wide Leeds Libraries story buses last week. The story buses 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. Nick spent two days touring Leeds on the buses as part of the launch, 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.