Aberdeen City Libraries to celebrate Year of Stories 2022 with storytelling events for children

Aberdeen City Libraries is taking part in the Year of Stories 2022 this autumn with a series of storytelling sessions for children aged 8 to 11 exploring the wealth of traditional stories and folk tales from the North East. 

As part of its ‘Aberdeen Voices: Iconic stories of childhood’ programme, together with the Grampian Association of Storytellers and local storyteller Pauline Cordiner, Aberdeen City Libraries will take a look at some of the iconic childhood tales from the North East.

Children can join the storytellers for a fascinating journey through stories from Aberdeen’s past, including The Beast of the Clash, Theft of a Smell and The Horseman’s Word.

Councillor Martin Greig, Aberdeen City Council’s Education and Children’s Services Convener, said: “There is a great wealth of stories from the north East so it is good to have this chance to focus on our local literature.

“Young people in particular will be able to enjoy the adventure of exploring and hearing about the characters and events.”

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

Marie Christie, Head of Development at VisitScotland said: “We are delighted to be supporting Aberdeen City Libraries through the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.

“Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and help to celebrate and promote our unique places, spaces and stories.

“By supporting events taking place within our communities, including the Aberdeen Voices Storytelling Sessions, new opportunities with be provided for locals and visitors to come together and find out more about the diverse stories, past and present, that our communities have to share.”

The events take place on the following dates:

Aberdeen Voices: Stories from the Northeast with Pauline Cordiner

Aberdeen Central Children’s Library 

Saturday 5 November, 11am to Noon

Aberdeen Voices: Iconic Childhood Tales with Grampian Association of Storytellers
Culter Library
Saturday 12 November, 11am to Noon

These sessions are suitable for children aged 8 to 11. Booking is essential.

To book, contact Aberdeen City Libraires on 01224 652500 or email LibraryEvents@Aberdeencity.gov.uk

Aberdeen City Council