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Reading Libraries to host Aida the Storytime Drag Queen in July

  • Interactive storytelling aims to promote diversity and acceptance.
  • The free Story Hour sessions will be on offer on 25 and 26 July.

READING LIBRARIES will host a nationally acclaimed drag performer in July, as part of its ongoing programme of diverse events.

Through interactive storytelling, Drag Queen Story Hour UK aims to promote diversity and acceptance, encourage more families to attend libraries, inspire more young people to read books, as well as entertain families and children with fun and interactive storytelling.

Reading is the first stop on the company’s ‘100 Libraries in 100 Days’ 2022 summer tour, which is visiting over 20 UK towns and cities this year, including Wokingham, Bristol, London Borough of Bexley, Cornwall, Cardiff, across Oxfordshire and Brighton & Hove. It has visited dozens of towns and cities across the UK in previous tours.

Parents who have attended previous library performances by this established children's entertainment company have shared positive feedback about the event and its suitability for younger audiences. The nature of the event is clearly advertised, and we believe will attract those who feel comfortable and positive about its content.

The free Story Hour sessions will be on offer at:

  • Central Library - 25 July at 10.30am
  • Tilehurst Library - 25 July at 2pm
  • Whitley Library - 26 July at 10.30am
  • Southcote Library - 26 July at 2pm

For more details and to book a place, visit: or book direct at your local library.

Reading Libraries aims to offer a varied and diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year. This includes free weekly rhymetimes and storytimes across all its branches.

For further details of Reading Library events and activities visit and

New library members can register instantly online at or by dropping by their local library. Membership provides not only access to physical loans but access to a huge range of free eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines, as well as free online learning resources at


Notes to editors

Aida H Dee The Storytime Drag Queen, the performer, is patron of Autistic Inclusive Meets London, a professional and published children's author, a five star Edinburgh Fringe act, has been featured on Forbes Magazine for being an activist for neurodivergence, and has recently been shortlisted as Local Leader Of The Year 2022 by PinkNews for the nationally acclaimed PinkNews Awards. For details on Drag Queen Story Hour UK visit