Regular Events for Children

During the Summer Holidays…

Summer Reading Challenge 2015!

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Come into the library now with your children aged 5 – 11 years and register them to join in with our The National Summer Reading Challenge Record Breakers. Every one of 6 books read earns your child a prize, culminating in a certificate and medal. It’s all FREE!

You can register anytime now and the challenge finishes on 5th September. Your child can choose any book (fiction and non-fiction, joke books, poetry, graphic novels, audio books, Wordwise books etc) to suit their age, stage and tastes so long as they enjoy it!

Usborne Book stall
Usborne Book Stall

Kate O’Sullivan, our Usborne representative, will be selling books and games in our library on Tuesday 25th August (10am – 5pm), Thursday 27th (9.30am – 5pm) August and Saturday 26th September. Every book she sells earns the library points towards free books for the library.

waggleandhumWaggle & Hum

These are traditional and modern nursery rhymes and song sessions for 0 – 2 year olds and costs £1 minimum donation per child.
We use puppets and shaker instruments to create lots of fun. These sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 until 11.30am and also on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 until 11am for Dads and their children (see below for dates). This activity continues all through the school holidays.

Saturday Waggle and Hum

Now on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 until 11am

These Saturday Waggle and Hum sessions were created specially for dads to have some singing fun with their babies. Mums and other relatives are also welcome to come and join the fun. Cost: Minimum donation £1 per child.

The next Saturday sessions will take place on: 29th August, 12th & 26th September, 10th & 24th October 2015.

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This session is for children who are a little too old for Waggle and Hum and not quite ready to sit still in a group situation to listen to a story from a picture book. It is similar to Waggle and Hum but has more of a story element to it. This costs £1 per child. It happens every week on Thursdays at 9.45 – 10.15am.

Display board in Junior Library

Last year various child-orientated organisations asked if we could display their work and we were happy to provide this free service.  We had work from the Blue Sparrows art group, Virgo Fidelis Preparatory School, Cypress Primary School and James Dixon Primary School.  Each of them had a half-term to display examples of their art/projects. If you want to have a turn come and talk to Fiona Byers, children’s librarian.