The Books Council of Wales has been awarded funding to deliver free football-themed books to libraries across Wales, to bring the magic of football to readers and celebrate the Welsh team’s achievements.
Chief Executive of the Books Council, Helgard Krause, said: “We are delighted to be part of this exciting programme and to use the passion and celebration of Wales’ achievement in the World Cup to ignite a love of reading in young people and help them improve their literacy skills.
Both reading and physical activity have a huge role to play in our health and well-being and Sporting Stories brings both elements together. Whether it’s helping a football fan to discover books they’ll love or providing some footballing inspiration to encourage participation in football, games and sport, children and young people will be able to choose from a wide selection of football-themed books to enjoy during the World Cup and celebrate Wales’ place in the tournament.”
The Books Council’s Sporting Stories project will provide a selection of recent football-themed books, in both Welsh and English, to local authority libraries across Wales – they include a wide range of titles for all reading abilities, from Foundation Phase to adult readers. More information will be available on the .
Why not encourage the children to call into their local library to access these football-themed titles?