Creative Resources

Creative Resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Creative Resources lending library is closed until 31st August 2020.

Creativity in the Community

The Montgomery Library is home to Stories for the Soul, Godly Play and Storytelling With A Twist's Creative Reminiscence Collection.

Stories for the Soul

Stories for the Soul is a way of providing community, story and creativity for older people and people living with dementia. It's a method of storytelling inspired by Godly Play. The Creative Reminiscence Collection can be used in response time to help people to tell their own story.

To find out more visit  Stories for the Soul.

Godly Play

Our lending library hosts the story resources for Godly Play which is an established yet innovative approach to Christian nurture. The style of storytelling encourages people to make meaning for themselves and to connect these stories with personal experience. This empowering method can be used in contexts such as intergenerational worship, schools, chaplaincy, children's work on Sundays, youth groups and adult small groups.

The stories you can borrow are:

The Ark and the Temple

The Ark and the Tent

Circle of The Church Year

The Creation

The Exodus

The Faces of Easter

The Flood and the Ark

The Good Shepherd and World Communion

The Great Family

Jesus and The Twelve

Jonah, The Backward Prophet

The Mystery of Christmas

The Mystery of Easter

The Mystery of Pentecost

Parable of the Good Samaritan

Parable of the Good Shepherd

Parable of the Great Pearl

Parable of The Leaven

Parable of The Mustard Seed

Parable of the Sower

The Prophets

The Story of Job

The Story of Moses

The Synagogue and Upper Room

Ten Best Ways

To find out more visit  Godly Play UK or watch a short video here.

To find out about grants towards training visit Mutual Blessings

Creative Reminiscence Collection

We are the home of Storytelling With A Twist's Creative Reminiscence Collection as part of our lending library. The collection has been specifically designed using objects from the 1940s and 1950s to be used as a resource to support care homes, lunch clubs and day centres, and also as an intergenerational resource for schools.

The 11 themes are:

Women's Beauty – Rollers, makeup, costume jewellery etc

Men's Grooming – Shavers, Bakelite sets, braces etc

Smoking – Cigarette cards, pipes, cigar boxes etc

Washday – Carpet beater, bed warmer, scrubbing brushes etc

Childhood Pastimes – Marbles, books, games etc

Make Do and Mend – Knitting, darning egg, rag rug making tools etc

Cooking and Rationing – Adverts, cooking implements, aprons etc

Medicine – Bottles, remedies, books etc

Courting and Marriage – Jewellery, prayer books, crosses etc

Films and Music – Records, record player, film star books etc

Intergenerational – Jelly moulds, cup and egg game, dolly etc

To find out more about the project, visit Storytelling with a Twist here, or watch this short video

To learn how to become a member of The Montgomery Library and to reserve a box from the collection, please contact us.


The Creative Reminiscence Collection has been kindly donated by Sheffield Heritage Centre and people living in Sheffield. We are always looking for new items so if you have small items (such as ration cards, photograph and tins) you would like to donate to the collection please contact Carrie Twist on