#StreamMyStory is a new series of children’s digital events for the end of term and summer holidays, bringing together authors, illustrators, storytellers and libraries from across all 32 local authorities in Scotland.
Glasgow Libraries are proud to be a part of this exciting programme for all ages and stages from early years to S3. We've all missed the excitement of live author visits and library sessions during the lockdowns and so we hope that these videos from much-loved authors from Scotland and beyond will help encourage young readers in their passion for books and complement the Summer Reading Challenge.
#StreamMyStory is free to view from its own YouTube channel from 17 June until 31 August.
Borrow ebooks and audiobooks
We've brought together a collection of ebooks and audiobooks from some of the participating authors which you can borrow from the Kids pages of Overdrive or download the Libby App which is our online eBooks and Audiobooks App. If you need help with the App or how to register click here.
Borrow the books from our libraries
Watch amazing authors
Enjoy these fun-filled sessions with our fantastic range of authors and illustrators on the dedicated #StreamMyStory YouTube channel. Storytellers include Matthew Fitt who gives some fun tips for learning Scots and talks about Tam o' Shanter, the poem by Robert Burns that inspired him to write Tommy and the Angel; Mairi Kidd and Tom Morgan Jones getting silly with draw-alongs, science experiments and discussion, all designed to make older primary-aged children into Strong Brave True: Great Scots who Changed the World; and Pamela Butchart who'll have you laughing out loud with her tale of The Broken Leg of Doom.
Christopher Lloyd hosts a virtual quiz show based on the Britannica All New Children's Encyclopaedia, Gillebride MacMillan reads Kay Hutchison and Richard Dikstra's The Adventures of Captain Bobo in Gaelic, and Vivian French takes us on an adventure with werewolf Lottie Luna.
There's a more serious side too, with Debi Gliori in a discussion for teenagers about depression, which she looks at in her book Night Shift, and Anthony McGowan and Patrice Lawrence talking about "outsider" characters which Carnegie Medal winner Anthony explores in his novel I Am the Minotaur, and Patrice examines in Rat. Elizabeth Wein gives you her top tips for developing plot and character, and a chance to write your own "Chapter 2" for her new World War II aviation thriller The Last Hawk.
Other authors include library favourites Peter Brown, Philip Caveney, Joseph Coehlo, Emily Dodd, Phil Earle and Michael Wragg, Zoe Ingram, Alan Windram, and Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell.
Working with funding from Creative Scotland, librarians from across Scotland came together to see what could be done to keep engaging with children and families and inspire them to keep reading, at a time when it wasn’t possible to hold events and activities in our libraries. #StreamMyStory runs alongside this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Wild World Heroes, which is delivered in partnership with The Reading Agency.
Bestselling children’s author, Debi Gliori said:
“#StreamMyStory is a brilliant way to connect writers and illustrators with readers. #StreamMyStory is all about stories, on tap, when you want them, read for you by the people who wrote them. Here’s to a great summer of readings and stories. Enjoy!”
So for a brilliantly bookish summer, check out the YouTube channel, our collections and keep an eye on social media for regular updates.
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