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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Oxford Children’s Book Group regrets that, because of curiouser and curiouser Covid cases, we will have to postpone our free Family event on Sunday 3rd July, at the Treacle Well, in St Margaret’s churchyard, Binsey. It is hoped that we can reschedule our Fun, Facts and Fables afternoon over the weekend of 30th/31st July.

We will aim for Saturday July 30th or Sunday July 31st from 2.15-4pm.

Please pencil in that weekend into your diaries! And check our website and FB page for further details nearer the time.

http://www.ocbg.org.uk/
facebook.com/OxfordChildrensBookGroup

Thank you!

Team OCBG

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FCBG Newsletter Spring 2022

Here is the latest newsletter from the Federation- enjoy reading it!

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The Oxford Children’s Book Group (OCBG) has been organising events for children and adults in Oxfordshire for over twenty years. We are a diverse group of local parents, teachers, librarians, students, authors, illustrators, publishers and bookworms of all ages who are all interested in children’s literature.

OCBG is part of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (registered charity No. 268289), which aims to promote a love of reading and of literature in children all over the country. The Federation was set up to promote enjoyment and interest in both children’s literature and reading itself, and to encourage the availability of a range of literature for all ages, from pre-school to teenagers.

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Locally, we have links with schools, playgroups, publishers, libraries, and other official bodies. We aim to provide a meeting point for parents, professionals, and everyone who shares our commitment to bringing books into the hands of children everywhere.

In Oxford we hold at the very least one child-centered public book event each term, along with plenty of private events at member schools all over the county. We also organise storytellings, library sessions, and other family-friendly events.

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Join Oxford Children’s Book Group

We always welcome new members – with or without children, and children’s literature lovers of any age. Fresh ideas and suggestions as to what activities we could do are always encouraged!

The Group aims to promote a love of books from a young age, and supports reading initiatives in the community, as well as getting books into the hands of those who might not otherwise have them.

Schools and other groups also benefit greatly from joining as all member schools have the chance to receive author or illustrator visits or other book events organised by us – often for no additional cost.

Just by joining the group you will help to provide exciting events for children all over Oxfordshire, but if you would like to get involved in the committee, we would love to welcome you. Pop along to any of the adult-centered events, or drop us an email.

Membership runs October-October each year, and now costs one flat rate of £15 per year for individuals, schools and groups and includes:

  • National FCBG newsletters
  • Oxford CBG newsletters
  • Free local author events
  • Member’s discount for local and national conferences
  • Author events in your school

Please contact us for more information, or download the membership form to join now and help to provide exciting events for children all over Oxfordshire.

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Have you had a look at our OCBG Facebook page? Please visit us there and hopefully you will feel inspired to press the LIKE button!
facebook.com/OxfordChildrensBookGroup
Thank you!

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