Take a look at our minibeast visit!

Take a look at our minibeast visit!

Getting up close and personal with some of the creatures you could find in your garden at North Kensington Library last week. The children loved it! One of the huge cockroaches made a bid for freedom and we had to point out that the library was not interested in taking new lodgers… With many thanks to Holland Park … Continue reading

The Little Paper Boat

The Little Paper Boat

What a treat! A quick post with some nice photos of our North Kensington Library audience enjoying this interactive storytelling session, The Little Paper Boat, and learning some Spanish words with Jose Maestre, teacher. Jose will have more sessions like this one in various libraries. We’re looking forward to seeing him again!   Zvedana Popovic, SCSA  

Kensal Library’s weekly Crochet/Knit group

Kensal Library’s weekly Crochet/Knit group

Kensal Library’s weekly Crochet/Knit group were delighted to be interviewed for our blog and very eager to show off their beautiful handiwork. So amongst all the thread, needles, fabrics and the odd packet of biscuits we settled down to have a chat and examine the knitting and crochet work. They all agreed that the best … Continue reading

Calling all comic fans!

Calling all comic fans!

Save the date – Saturday 7 May is free Comic Book Day! And libraries are taking part, courtesy of the lovely folks at Forbidden Planet who are providing the comics to us. Across North America and around the world, comic shops will be giving away free comics. “Free Comic Book Day is the perfect occasion for … Continue reading

Top 10 giveaways for World Book Night

Top 10 giveaways for World Book Night

Just a quick update about World Book Night, where over 100 books were given away for free to happy customers! In case you missed the fun, these are the titles we gave away…and they’re available on our catalogue for all!   Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Aged 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no … Continue reading

Shelf Help for Teens

Shelf Help for Teens

During the month of April people across London have been reading the same book about riot and civil unrest as part of Cityread London. Ten Days by Gillian Slovo is about power play, racial tension, rioting and disorder: a perfect storm where characters just boil over – they can’t take any more. It’s a reflection … Continue reading

Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

Hello and welcome to the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group As most of you know, at the next group meeting (Thursday 5 May, 6pm) we will be discussing ‘Killing and Dying’ by Adrian Tomine. Here is a review: From the master of the small gesture, this collection of stories and characters comprises a fraught, realist … Continue reading

Ollie’s Big Surprise at Notting Hill Gate Library

Ollie’s Big Surprise at Notting Hill Gate Library

Laila El-Boukilli, Senior Customer Services Assistant at Notting Hill Gate Library, writes:  It’s been a storytelling season here at Notting Hill Gate Library- we’ve had Michelle Sami, who enlightened us with her animated, creative and charismatic stories, aimed at our younger readers; Sarah Deco, who  spooked us out with her winter storytelling, along with friends; and … Continue reading