The shortlist was announced on Tuesday, July 17th at Laud Room, Gloucester Cathedral by Rachel Joyce.
Tetbury: holds a monthly event called CelebraeStory when local people from all walks of life, from a firefighter to a supermarket pick a story and read it aloud to children and adults, followed by craft activities.
Cheltenham: hosts a monthly Poetry Cafe where people are encouraged to read their own poetry and poems that have inspired them, followed by a discussion, also has visiting poets, held in a comfortable area of the library with coffee.
Tewkesbury and Churchdown: PopUp Library provides an opportunity for older residents of three care homes in the area to borrow books, mainly organized by volunteers and also a popular play reading session.
Prestbury: Paws for Reading: Working with Cheltenham Animal Shelter and the Ridge Academy School to practice their reading to the dog, and also activities including vocabulary worksheets, pet care, word searches, a rhyming basket, literacy dominoes and mindfulness colouring sheets.