…and mythical monsters take over Brompton!

…and mythical monsters take over Brompton!

Well, as you can see from the photo, the Summer Reading Challenge has really kicked off here at Brompton Library. We love the Mythical Maze theme this year and so does everyone taking part! Last week we packed out the Learning Space with busy children making monster pop-up cards: it soon turned into an impromptu design session … Continue reading

Summer kicks off at Notting Hill Gate Library!

Summer kicks off at Notting Hill Gate Library!

Notting Hill Gate Library has gone storytelling, craft making and nursery rhyming crazzzy this month! To celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge we have offered more Baby Rhyme Times, Crafts, and Storytelling Sessions. The children have come in and had a blast! We have had lots of positive feedback from parents, especially with … Continue reading

Are you up for the Summer Reading Challenge?

Are you up for the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge is happening soon at a library near you! This years’ Mythical Maze theme challenges children to read six books during the summer holidays. Reading for pleasure is really important for a child’s achievement, and libraries can help! We have lots of great books to choose from and children can read whatever … Continue reading

How England handed Brazil the World Cup

How England handed Brazil the World Cup

Our Reference Librarian, Owen Grey, writes: With Brazil hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1950, what better time to look at just how Brazilians became addicted to their most popular sport… We can go down the boring route of looking at socio-economic and cultural reasons, height of the Empire political reasons, British … Continue reading

Happy 50th Birthday Kensal!

Happy 50th Birthday Kensal!

We have had a wonderful start this month celebrating Kensal Library’s 50th birthday.  The day started with a special Baby Rhyme Time where we read some stories about birthdays and sung birthday themed songs and rhymes then the children were treated to milk and cookies followed by unwrapping a large birthday present containing, much to … Continue reading

Brand new library catalogue!

Brand new library catalogue!

Regular users of the library catalogue will have noticed a big change this week:   We’re pleased to announce that the upgrade to the catalogue is live and working – give it a try! For those who are used to the previous version, don’t worry – here’s what you need to know: To renew your items, check what you … Continue reading

It’s Bean a hundred years!

It’s Bean a hundred years!

Colin Clare, Reference Librarian, writes: As the Chelsea Flower show has just passed by for another year, this seems to be an opportune time to highlight a garden publication that has been around for exactly one hundred years. It was way back in 1914 that  William Jackson Bean wrote and published  his first two-volume edition of … Continue reading

Looking back to D-Day

Originally posted on Books & the City:
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, and activities commemorating the events of early June 1944 are taking place in France, England and around the world. Reading Anne Frank’s diary I realised that it was not just the British who were awaiting the invasion of occupied…