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Summer Reading Challenge at Bream Community Library

Well, summers over and so is our Summer Reading Challenge 2018! SRC is a national reading initiative to keep kids reading throughout the long summer break. Reading throughout this time means that children keep up the reading standards and don’t forget what they spent the last school year learning! Every year we are given a theme and this year we had Mischief Makers featuring Dennis the Menace and the Beano comic strip!

37763543_1471109369656345_6266366300000354304_n37800442_1471109239656358_2790931626534633472_nOnce we knew this we set about creating activities based on this theme. So what did we come up with? Beano bingo, DIY comic strip characters, charades, joke telling and lots of other Beano related activities. I think the Bingo went down best with prizes of Whoopee Cushions, sweeties and classic Beano comics! Completion of the challenge (which means 3 visits and 6 books read by parent/child) ensured a place at the award giving which meant each child got a gold Mischief Makers medal as well as a certificate and a little pack of goodies. They also enjoyed a story time provided by the Dogs Trust as a special treat.

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Charlotte Paddock from Dog’s Trust reading to the children

Before SRC officially launched we had children coming in hoping to register so we were off to a great start and with 45 actual starters in total, I think we did pretty well for a small community library! It was also great to see the number of boys enrolled in this project…. All I can say is, come on girls – game on for 2019! The total number finishing the challenge is 31 which is almost 70% completion rate! How amazing is that?! With thanks to all the volunteers who support this event, the parents for nurturing a love of reading in their children and finally, big congratulations to all the children for doing so well!

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Prize Giving – Certificates being handed out.
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Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Your library has a variety of events scheduled to enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge this year! Save the dates!

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Summer Reading Challenge Prize Giving with Shoo Rayner

The weather played along nicely and we were able to enjoy it outside in the library garden. Shoo Rayner drew pictures, read from one of his books, entertaining the kids wonderfully. Then it was straight into presenting the Completers certificates and medals. A lovely afternoon was had by all. A massive thank you to Shoo Rayner for making it such a success!

Prizegiving. Shoo Rayner Full poster

Test your Super Senses!

Fun was had by all trying out the puzzles. Using their sight with optical illusions, hearing with different sounds and a smell test!

The Story Traveller

This afternoon Bill Church aka The Story Traveller visited Bream library for our Animal Mysteries event.

It was a full house and everyone was glued to what The Story Traveller was saying.

 

Thank you Bill Church!

Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Mysteries!

Come join us for our Animal Mysteries Event on the 11 August at 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

The Story Traveller will be making an appearance! Bill Church will be telling some animal stories.

 

Summer Reading Challenge – Code Breakers!

Come join us on Friday the 4th August for some code breaking fun.

Decoder Wheels and Lego secret codes need to be decoded!

Fingerprints – Summer Reading Challenge

Our first Summer Reading Challenge event is over and what a success it was! We signed up over 30 children this afternoon, which brings our total up to 42!

In signing up  quite a number of them didn’t have library cards (or their parents!) so we got them to register online and then issued their library cards. Special thank you to Coleford and Lydney libraries for completing their registrations. At the end of day, 15 joined the library today.

Big thank you to the Gloucestershire Constabulary for coming through and showing the children loads of different policing equipment and of course the fingerprinting. After that was the animal tracks trail to follow, which spelled out….Animal Agents!

 

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