How to register
To register click on 'Your account' at the top right corner of the page. You will need to choose a user name and password. Select 'Organisation' from the user type drop down menu. Once registered you will have access to many more resources and videos and you can list your events and workshops by clicking on the relevant category under 'Links' on the right hand side of the login page.
Resources for libraries
These resources have been designed specifically for libraries. Register on the Shakespeare Week website (see 'How to register', above) for further free resources.
- Shakespeare Week in Libraries logo
- Shakespeare reading list for adults
- Shakespeare reading list for children
- A missing letters quiz from Hampshire Library
- Answers to the missing letters quiz
- A crossword from Hampshire Libraries
- Answers to the crossword
- Chatterbooks activity pack
- Instruction pack for the following six resources
- Resources: the scroll
- Resources: write a poem
- Resources: characters to dress
- Resources: the theatre
- resources: headband images
- Resources: masks to colour from Marcia Williams
- Make your own Tudor ruffs (print at A3)
- Lullabies for Rhyme Time - words
- Musical score - Hush Be Still lullaby for Rhyme Time
- Musical score - I'm an Actor lullaby for Rhyme Time
- Musical score - Shakespeare Singalong lullaby for Rhyme Time
- Audio file - Hush Be Still lullaby for Rhyme Time
- Audio file - I'm an Actor lullaby for Rhyme Time
- Audio file - Shakespeare Singalong lullaby for Rhyme Time
- How to use the Rhyme Time Lullabies
- How to Make a Tudor Instrument
Use these resources to run a storytelling session based on A Midsummer Night's Dream or The Tempest in your library. You can also use the resources to create a Story Sack suitable for using in your sessions or for children and families to use together. There are suggestions for additional content to add to the sacks in the resource 'Information sheet for libraries - story sacks'.
Check out these new videos made in collaboration with our partners, The Story Museum, providing tips and inspiration for your own storytelling sessions.
NEW for 2019 - Event Kits
Our fabulous new Event Kit, written and designed in collaboration with Walker Books is a comprehensive pack that gives you everything you need to run a simple event based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Select the activities you would like to use and plan a craft, storytelling or quiz session.
Find out more: Videos
Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the author of Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile has made his series of two-minute movies available for libraries to use: