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Martin Freeman volunteers for us

Actor Martin Freeman lent his voice to the audio guide for our latest release, Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


We chatted to him about the magic of movie make-up and his favourite books as a child.


Click below to listen:


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Living Paintings Newsletter – Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Thank you to our volunteers!

Living Paintings has over 300 amazing volunteers! As a thank you and to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, we created a video with messages from some of our library members, plus a very special celebrity guest… watch now to see who it is!

Isobel’s story

Isobel is seven years old and a very busy Living Paintings borrower! She loves learning, reading and sharing stories with her little brother, and has even recently road tested one of our books for us. Find out from Isobel’s mum what Living Paintings means to her and the whole family.

Read Isobel’s story >

Science Alive! with Dallas Campbell

The next in our science series for kids is available to borrow now. It’s introduced by TV presenter Dallas Campbell. Discover what’s lurking in the depths of the ocean and why caves are cool.

Borrow The World Below >

Just published!

Stick Man book open on the park page with a tactile picture of Stick Man and the dog and the snail


Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler tells of the character’s mis-adventure as he tries to get back to his family tree. Follow Stick Man as he’s mistaken for a flag pole, Pooh stick and even firewood! Available through our free postal library now.


Click here to borrow the book >

Summer fun sorted for busy parents

Camping Tent


Does the long stretch of summer holidays fill you with panic? We’ve got reading ideas and fun in the sun activities sorted.
Fill your child’s bookshelf with our great summertime reads packed with beach themed tactile pictures, garden wildlife and exotic animals.

Read more >

Make these snappy dino castanets!

Dinosaur castanets


A simple craft for children with visual impairments with a multi-sensory element – perfect for the summer holidays.

Read more >

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