Summer storytelling sessions in Brussels' parks aim to inspire love of reading

Brussels' francophone libraries are joining forces for the Reading in the Parks initiative. Every weekday, activity leaders will hold storytelling sessions for children in parks and playgrounds across the capital, the City of Brussels announced on Monday.

The sessions begin on Monday and continue throughout the school holidays until 23 August, in each of Brussels' 19 municipalities. In the event of bad weather, activities will be relocated or rescheduled. 

“The aim is to awaken children’s curiosity and reconnect them with the pleasure of reading,” said Faouzia Hariche, city councillor responsible for Public Education and Youth. “By going out into the community, our teams want to reach people who are not used to reading. It’s a powerful lever for emancipation and social advancement.”

The event is organised by the City of Brussels’ Centre de Littérature Jeunesse, and the Brussels-Capital Region library network. The full programme is available online.



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