We blogged earlier in the week about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children in our libraries – what it is and how your child can get involved.
As promised here’s a selection of some of the amazing events we’ve got for children in our libraries during the summer. A full list of our summer events can be found on our Summer Reading Challenge page.
Creepy House Challenge!
A spine tingling adventure for children aged seven to 11 years on:
Thursday 22nd August, 11am to 12pm at Kensal Library
Thursday 22nd August, 3pm to 4pm at Brompton Library
Mr Wiz the Wizard – Let’s build a Creepy House!
Mr Wiz goes house hunting. When his broomstick breaks down, the children help him build his own creepy house. With cracks in the floorboard, bubbles in the bedroom, cobwebs in the cupboard and dinosaur eggs in the fridge, will the house be creepy enough? Suitable for children aged five to 11 on:
Tuesday 30 July, 10.30 to 11.30am at North Kensington Library
Tuesday 30 July, 1.30 to 2.30pm at Notting Hill Gate Library
Thursday 8 August, 11am to 12 noon at Kensington Central Library
Thursday 8 August, 2.30pm to to 3.30pm at Chelsea Library
Creepy Stories and Crafts!
Spookitty and Frankenmouse
Skeleton Family Robinson
Wolf Kid and Bunny Boy
We’ll be having lots of creepy story and craft sessions at our libraries – the children will be making haunted houses, skeletons, spiders, witches and more…!
There’s a spine-tingling adventure waiting for children this summer at your local Kensington and Chelsea library. They can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge and face the Creepy House!
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
It is the biggest national reading initiative that’s run by nearly every public library in the UK during July and August. The challenge is for children, aged 4 to 11 and it is simple: to read 6 or more library books over the summer. Taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge helps prevent the ‘summer reading dip’ – when children without reading opportunities at home over the long summer break from school can lose confidence in their reading.
By reading 6 books children can discover the secrets of Creepy House and meet some of the hair-raising residents. They’ll also have a chance to explore:
The Awful Upstairs!
The Gruesome Ground Floor!
The Spine-tingling Cellar!
There are stickers and rewards for the children as they read their 6 books. And at the end of the summer there’s a certificate for children who read 3 or more books and a medal for those that complete the challenge of reading 6 books.
How can my child take part?
If you would like your child to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge please ask a member of staff in your local Kensington and Chelsea library. It’s completely free! We’ll be having lots of exciting events in all our libraries during the summer – we’ll blog about those later this week.