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Enjoy a story – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021


Enjoy a Story

If you’re tired of the news, enjoy the ultimate escapism of reading or listening to a book. Just close your eyes and imagine you’re elsewhere…watching the story unfold in your imagination.

(Updated 5th  November 2020)

  1. Interested in true local stories? Read Mike Ingram’s forensic look at the most famous Northamptonshire conspiracy, The Gunpowder Plot in the Nene Quirer.
  2. Storyline Online hosts a treasure trove of videos of children’s books being read by celebrated actors for children, parents, caregivers and educators to access 24 hours a day.
  3. Follow your local library on facebook for loads of book and activity ideas as both Corby Library and Wellingborough Library are still offering some library services – for more updates on library provision visit Northamptonshire Libraries.
  4. Read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook available FREE from BorrowBox for any device – just activate with your existing library membership!
  5. Earlier in the year to help parents entertain their children during school closures,  Audible made hundreds of audiobooks free to listen to…many of which are literary classics that will appeal to adults and children alike.
  6. Looking for something unique? Do you have an interest in digital stories, electronic literature or digital art? Then have a look around the Digital Fiction Curios archive to experience something immersive and unique.
  7. Booktrust have lots of resources to encourage a love of reading in children, from classic children’s stories to interactive books to watch with signing as well as free, fun games to enjoy online.
  8. Read about Corby’s Living Legends online, as we have now made our book including 10 stories from local people available online as a pdf document.
  9. Don’t forget that every night  CBeebies have a bedtime story that you and your children can also access on the CBeebies Storytime app.

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