National Share A Story Month

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National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the core aim of the FCBG of bringing children and stories together. Across the country Federation book groups and individuals run a whole host of events. Each year we are inspired by a specific theme and work with different organisations to provide people with resources and opportunities.


National Share-A-Story Month 2016
NSSM will take place during May 2016 and our theme for 2016 is ‘A Place for Stories’.  The idea is to encourage the telling and sharing of stories in unusual (but safe) places.  Anywhere from under a tree to aboard a canal boat or a cross channel ferry, in the depths of a castle, on a bridge or under a bridge, under the bed, in a café, at a stately home, in the depths of a forest, a tent, at the bottom of the garden, in a bird hide, on an island, at a museum, at a fairground, on the bus, on a park bench…the ideas are endless.
We shall ask for reports and photos of the events and of youngsters reading in unusual places which will be celebrated on this website.
We are in the process of getting together ideas and suggestions and hope to forge links with various organisations.  Keep an eye on the website to find out what is happening!
Do contact us too for any further information. Louise Stothard, NSSM co-ordinator at
May 01 2016


Start: May 1, 2016
End: May 31, 2016
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