Between August 2019 and March 2020, we are working in collaboration with world-renowed theatre-makers Punchdrunk to deliver an immersive theatrical experience like no others. The Lost Lending Library will land in each of the schools, bringing with it magic, mystery and a sense of awe and wonder. The Library has so far travelled around London and Australia but this is its very first visit to Scotland! The Lost Lending Library aims to raise standards in literacy, speaking and listening through engagement with an unforgettable narrative that unfolds within the school.
A freelance librarian visits pupils at the primary school, where they discuss their favourite books and stories. But this seemingly routine visit is followed by the incredible arrival overnight of the Lost Lending Library in the school. At 814 floors high and with 402 spiral side departments, it is the largest collection of books in the world. The Library leaps from place to place, arriving where it knows it can find the most precious books of all time: new stories written by young apprentices.