June and July Events

 June and July events



Saturday Waggle and Hum

Saturday 23rd JunWaggle and Hume 10.30am

Our popular songs & rhymes session for babies aged 0-2 years. Only £1 per baby.

These Saturday sessions are once every 4 weeks for dads (although mums and other relatives are also welcome). The next ones will be 21st July & 18th August at 10.30am

Summer Saturday

23rd June from 2.30 – 4.30pm

For children aged 4 to 10 years old. Come and celebrate the summer with us! It is the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll this year so we will re-enact the Mad Hatters Tea party – so long as no-one steals the jam tarts!

The children will then have fun making Cheshire cat masks. As space is limited and it is bound to be popular, please book your place at least a week in advance.
Cost: £2 per child to be paid at time of booking.

Story Lab – National Summer Reading Challenge

Monday 2nd July until Friday 14th September

We have signed up with the Reading Agency to take part in this year’s ‘Story Lab’ summer reading challenge so your children can reinforce their reading skills learnt at school and discover the joy of reading. The challenge is for your child to read 6 books during the school holidays. They receive a reward for every book they read and a medal and certificate if they complete the whole 6 book challenge.

The ‘Story Lab’ theme links in with the Olympic cultural theme of different countries getting together and celebrating their differences. In the library throughout the holidays we will have special events focusing on different countries’ traditional tales.  (Details of dates and times will be available nearer the time)

You can sign up and start reading any time from Monday 2nd July. The deadline for completing the challenge is Friday 14th September.
The ‘Story Lab’ challenge is for children aged 5-10 years.

For younger children
We have the Bookstart Book  Crawl scheme. This runs all year so you can start now – just ask for details at the enquiry desk.

For older children and teenagers we will be organising a different book challenge called ‘Team Teen Read’.


2012 Games Saturday

21st July from 2.30 – 4pm

For children aged 4 to 10 years old. On your marks for a marathon story-telling session, get set for some fun and games, Go! home with some books to read in the school holidays. In this session Fiona will tell a whole load of stories, you will be able to show your skills at throwing and then we will help you choose some good books to read. Cost: £1 per child, with a chance to win some money back!

Usborne BooksaleUsborne Book Stall

Saturday 26th July 11am – 5pm

Come and buy a book from our Usborne rep, Kate, who sets up a book stall in the library. The more books bought or ordered by you, the more free books Kate will be able to give to the library! From the books she sold in 2011 she was able to donate £320 worth of books. So thank you for all your purchases!

Visit Kate O’Sullivan’s website www.usborneonline.org/Ruby55 or call her on 079 6820 2199 to place an order. Next dates at the library:  28th July 11am-5pm.

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