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Our Best Book Award - voting deadline Friday 24 May

Leicester Libraries are now in the final stages of this year’s Our Best Book award, having enjoyed some fabulous online author sessions which should help your children vote.  Participating schools are asked to carry out individual voting in class in way that works for your school.  Find out more.

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Fun creative activities for babies (Talent 25)

Talent 25 is offering free creative activities for babies born in Leicester. We have funding from De Montfort University and Arts Council England to research the impact of arts and creativity with early years children and we are looking for more families to join us now!

Further information

What can Talent 25 offer your family?

  • Free fun creative activities for you and your baby
  • A chance to meet other parents and babies
  • Ideas for playing and learning at home
  • Activities led by expert early years artists
  • Online or face to face sessions
  • A chance to feedback to our researchers

Who can join?

  • Your baby will need to be aged between 3 and 12 months when the first activities start
  • You will need to be living in certain areas of Leicester – contact us to find out if your area is eligible

How does the research work?

You will meet with our researchers and fill in questionnaires at regular intervals early on. Once a year the research team would like to interview you / your child until their 25th birthday to measure any long-term impacts of the input they received in their early years.

Families can withdraw from the project at any time, and there is no obligation to take part in anything if they don’t want to.                                                      

How do I find out more?

Visit to check if your area is eligible and hear from other families involved by watching our film or listening to a BBC radio programme about Talent 25.

Email us at or speak to our Community Connector, Joss McAuley on 07920 459634.

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