I love this idea from Christchurch Libraries:

Stories to go Bags.

  • You need some ideas to distract your child
  • You have come to the library without your children and are not sure what to pick for them
  • You want a bundle of books and activities to take away on holiday


Information on Stories to go bags for children aged three to twelve.

Stories to go bags have contents including a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, a DVD, a music or story CD, and a toy or puzzle.

They are classified by age, so it is easy to choose the right bag for your child. They are aimed at ages:

  • 3-4
  • 5–7
  • 8–10
  • 11–12

In the leadup to school holidays -these would be brilliant.

Maybe while Ashburton Library is closed we could have stories to go bags that include a book for each week that Ashy is closed, a kids version of where & when storytimes are being held while Ashy is closed, some dvds and so on.

Like it.