We have 17 libraries across the city with free and easy access to books, computers and information. Information specific to schools will be made available here.
Leicester libraries are focussing on our free e-resources in this lockdown period. It is free for families to join online www.leicester.gov.uk/libraries and access children’s and adult e-books, e-comics and e-magazines to keep the whole family reading during lockdown.
Please share the above with your school community.
Once upon a time stories - latest stories
Transcripts for these stories are attached and transcripts for any of the previously published stories can be supplied on request.
- The Lion and the Little Rabbit a story for older children told by Jyoti Shangavi
- Sanji and the Baker a story for older children told by Hema Acharya
- Apple Dumplings a story for younger children told by Sandy Gibbons
- Monkey and the Crocodile: a story for younger children told by Hema Acharya
- Stone Soup a story for older children told by Matthew Vaughan
- Three Men on an Island: a story for older children told by Matthew Vaughan
- Our New Once Upon a Time Summer season playlist
- Once Upon a Time Season 1 playlist – 24 stories
The days grow short. The wind grows cold. We’ve winter tales. For young and old.
Birds fly south. Before the snows. Our fireside tales. Will warm your toes.
To push back darkness. Bring you cheer. Our winter tales. To end the year.
- Sophie’s Snowman, a winter tale told by Jyoti Shanghavi
- The Fox’s Footprints, a winter tale told by Matthew Vaughan
- The Mitten, a winter tale told by Paul Gobey
- The Magic Mill, a winter tale told by Sandy Gibbons
- Ukko and the Bear, a winter tale told by Matthew Vaughan
- The Old Couple and the Lost Children, a winter tale told by Hema Acharya
It’s school climate action fortnight in Leicester. So to tie in with this, we have two green tales for you this week.
- Three Green Ladies an green tale told by Matthew Vaughan
- All or Nothing, a green tale told by Sandy Gibbons
- The Five Days Of Diwali an Indian tale told by Hema Acharya
- Ganesh’s Story an Indian tale told by Joyti Shanghavi
- The Tiger, The Brahmin And The Jackal an Indian tale told by Paul Gobey
- How The Moon Came To Be an Indian tale told by Matthew Vaughan
The latest spooky stories from Leicester Libraries
The girl of ink and stars audio drama
All schools can access a free podcast of The Girl of Ink and Stars, along with a digital suite of freelearning resources to provide opportunities for children to deepen their engagement with the themes, content and production of this story.
Further information about the story and how to access the podcast and the enriched learning opportunities is available at:
Please consider the environment.