Blackpool Library Service has backed my writing and storytelling adventure right from the start and it was lovely to celebrate National Libraries Day with them.
The day kicked off at Palatine Library where I told a couple of Impossible Tales as well as reading from the book. The first tale was the first story I ever told nearly two years ago at Wordpool in 2014. It features a time travelling adventure, a magic box and a dinosaur. Telling it again brought back lots of memories from that first storytelling session on Stanley Park, particularly how nervous I felt! I then fast forwarded to 2016 and shared one of the tales from the next book. It features a boy who develops amazing aquatic skills. To finish the session I read a couple of extracts from Blown Away. The children (and their adults) listened so well and it was a pleasure to share the tales.
After packing up, I headed to Moor Park Library to deliver the session again before finishing off at Layton Library for an afternoon session. It’s always great to share the tales and even better to see the libraries so busy. It just highlighted how important our local libraries are and what an important role they play in our communities.
Thank you to all of the adults and children who turned out on a pretty wet and miserable day. I appreciate all of the support. Huge thanks to Clancy Mason for pulling together the day, Carol Porter for designing the promotional poster and of course the amazing library staff at each venue. It was a pleasure to spend National Libraries Day with you all!