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Smallprint Children's Book Festival is back for 2022!

Stirling Libraries will host our annual children’s book festival Smallprint to coincide with World Book Day. The event will run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 March 2022 and this year we have an exciting mix of in-person author visits and online author workshops. There will be author visits to schools, pre-recorded stories across our social media channels, a hands-on digital event and Bookbug Live! All events are free!


Details of all events can be found on the "What's On" section of YourStirling - click here to find out more and book!

Events will be held in person and over Microsoft Teams, come join us!

The festival starts with Bookbug Live! on Thursday 3 March on Microsoft Teams where young people and guardians can join us to celebrate World Book Day. There is a fun sing-along with Alan Windram at Bridge of Allan Primary and another session in Bannockburn Primary while Twister author Juliette Forrest visits Cambusbarron Primary.

Stirling Makar Laura Fyfe is an award-winning writer of short stories, non-fiction and poetry. She will host a workshop on Teams aimed at children aged 8 to 12. She will encourage them to find their poem in the same ways she gathers poems, like a magpie, from the sparkly glimmers of inspiration we have around us all the time. Open to schools and individuals.

We also have a Gaelic poetry workshop in Riverside Primary and another in-person event after school at St. Ninians library with children’s author Jo Hall, who will share the ‘idea sets’ she created for her character JoJo Gnome.

On Friday 4 author Emily Dodd will talk about her book The Naughty Nut Thief on Teams with songs, science, a woodpecker hip-hop, and a water squirting squirrel.

Saturday 5 March sees a Digital Takeover at Bannockburn Library with fun drop-in activities including Lego animation, VR art, 3D printing, and gadget making for children 8 and over. There is also a creative writing workshop all about myths and legends on Teams at 6pm with Emily Ilett, author of The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow for children aged 8-14. Author visits to schools are for an invited audience only, others are bookable on Eventbrite and all free of charge.

Each day will end with a bedtime story – you can tune in on Facebook at 7pm!

In addition to YourStirling, all events are also listed on Eventbrite, click here to find out more!


Last updated: Friday, February 25, 2022 11:37 AM