Bradford Libraries is bringing stories to life with storytime sessions across the district over the February half term.

Bradford Libraries is offering 23 free Count Me In number sack storytime sessions from, 12-25 February.

Library staff are using storysacks to help engage children and their parents in the world of book sharing.

downloadUsing props and role play will add a new dimension to story time and allow children to see books in a whole different light with visual aides that they can touch and feel.

The Count Me In sacks have a focus on numbers and will be available to borrow from libraries on an adult ticket. The sacks have three different learning levels. People can call their local library for details.

The props are for stories such as Five Little Ducks, Wobble Bear Says Yellow and Oliver’s Vegetables.

Several libraries will be planting seeds and will be vegetable paint printing and playing fruit bingo.

Staff are encouraging parents to make their own storysacks with props from home. For example, an old pillow case, three teddies, a doll, a bowl and a spoon could be used for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Executive member for Employment, Skills and Culture, said: “This is a fun and effective way to get young children interested in books and stories. It will also provide an enjoyable half-term activity.”

Last year, during the half-term activities in libraries, over 390 children took part in bringing stories to life across Bradford.

To find out more information about when and where sessions are being held please visit, and click on events.