Language and Learning Lab

Sharing Stories

As part of the Engaging Libraries programme run by The Carnegie UK Trust, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation, a public engagement partnership was formed between Dr Lynne Duncan, Dr Sarah McGeown (University of Edinburgh) and Glasgow Libraries after the library service won a £24,000 grant from the highly competitive programme.

The partnership worked with families living in ‘literacy hotspots’ in Glasgow, where literacy levels are lower than average. In a series of workshops, families engaged with and responded to research about how children’s language and literacy develops.

Learn more about the project from the feedback provided by the families who took part from the images on this page and the video below.