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!”


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!”

…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 with World Cup football players, penguins and the odd Medusa or two!

Mythical Maze activities at Brompton Library
Mythical Maze activities at Brompton Library

So far, so very good: we have had over 170 children joining the challenge – so lots and lots of reading as well as craft activities taking place here over the summer holidays!

If you’re interested in joining our Summer Reading Challenge, and taking part in our Summer Reading Challenge activities,  you can find out more on our website here, or ask a member of staff at your local library!

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.

Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge
Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

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 they like over the holiday – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. Every time children finish a book they get stickers and rewards and there’s a medal for everyone who finishes.

Mythical Maze   Mythical Maze mermaid

For more information on the scheme visit http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all school children and is designed for all reading abilities. It’s free to join, just go along to your local library during the school summer holidays to take part. There are also lots of events and activities happening in libraries throughout the summer- keep an eye on our website and our facebook page for details!

Mythical Maze monster