What a fantastic first weekend we've just had at the 2020 Maidenhead's Big Read, as the photos below show!
Visitors to this years event were treated to so many different activities including a word search treasure hunt around town, writing down their best jokes for the joke corner, investigating books in the onsite book swap and taking time out to read with our wonderful volunteers.
In addition we were also treated to a visit by not just Bookstart Bear, but also Highway Rat who joined in our storytelling sessions in Maidenhead Library and around the simply magical reading tree located in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre.
Event organisers were also thrilled by the huge number of entries into the poster competition, all of which can be viewed in the Inspiration Theatre inside the Nicholsons Shopping Centre... see if you can spot the winning entries proudly displaying their rosettes!
Once Upon a Bus were also parked at the top of the High Street so that young Maidonians could experience the magic of storytelling, bringing stories come to life. Stories included The Gruffalo, Alice in Wonderland, Aliens in Underpants and many others fun stories.
An array of authors and illustrators enthused and inspired young and old in the Inspiration Theatre, and included:
And that's just the first weekend, there are so many events still left to enjoy so check out the full programme and book your place today - click here