Goodbye Summer Reading Challenge 2016: Big Friendly Party at Brompton

Last Saturday saw Brompton Library put this year’s Summer Reading Challenge to bed with our annual finishers’ party. The Roald Dahl theme this year was massively popular with the kids and many of them hoovered up the few titles they hadn’t already read. We supplemented his novels with joke books, revolting rhymes, biographies and autobiographies.

In the end an impressive 89 children completed the challenge, and the party was well attended! They had a great time – Katie lead the party, ably assisted by our long-standing friend and volunteer Lisa and they were treated to some great games and free juice and nibbles to keep them going as they played some very energetic games such as Duck, Goose (new to me) and musical chairs and statues (old favourites).

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They also reviewed the books they’d read and enjoyed and talked about the craft events they’d come to at the library. Katie got some great feedback after the party and the kids and their parents agreed that the party was a great idea to round off the summer. Well done to everyone who took part and roll on the Summer Reading Challenge 2017- I wonder what it will be?

Steph Webb

 

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Party time at Chelsea Library!

 


Last Friday we hosted the Chelsea Library Summer Reading Challenge party. We had over seventy completers and one hundred parents and children turned up to dance to Diane’s Latin American compilation and find Willy Wonka’s golden fridge magnet—the winner is yet to come forward! Please if you find the golden ticket nestling between packets of shrimp shaped haribos and some savoury crackers contact Chelsea children’s library! Continue reading “Party time at Chelsea Library!”

Crazy Comic Club fun

Last week was the last week of the school summer holidays and Chelsea and Brompton Libraries wanted to go out on a creative high so we invited James Parsons, of the Crazy Comic Club,  to do two illustration workshops in one day, Chelsea in the morning and Brompton in the afternoon.

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The stories of Roald Dahl

Craft events this month have been inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge so each week we have looked at the stories of Roald Dahl. We have already designed peaches and foxes and grinning crocodiles… Continue reading “The stories of Roald Dahl”

Willy Wonka hats: how cute are these!

Just a quick post with a nice Friday feeling: the children and adults at Kensal Library had great fun making these wonderful mini Willy Wonka Hats, one of our many Summer Reading Challenge activities! Why not take a look at our website and join us? Continue reading “Willy Wonka hats: how cute are these!”

Make your own crocodile! A step-by-step guide

Make your own Very Hungry Crocodile! Our Summer Reading Challenge craft is super-easy, why not give it a go? Continue reading “Make your own crocodile! A step-by-step guide”

Party in the park: Unplug & Play!

To celebrate the launch of Go Golborne’s new Unplug & Play campaign I attended the party in the park at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park, W10 last Wednesday afternoon. With the sun scorching down upon us there were lots of fun and freebies- and plenty of children wanting to take on this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! Continue reading “Party in the park: Unplug & Play!”