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Library Day

Library Reading Challenge Day

Waiting for the rush!

What a wonderful day I had at my local Library yesterday meeting the children who came in to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. The photo shows the calm before the storm. I had just set up, worksheet at the ready for the first to have a go at writing an Elfje.

A few minutes later the library was a hive of activity with plenty of children and their parents taking part in the various activities set up for them – including a treasure hunt organised by the Librarians which had them buzzing around the place like flies. Many still found the time to stop and talk to the four of us authors (Barbara Mitchelhill, Ann Scantlebury, Jeanie Mehta and me) and have a go at our activities too.

Most of the activity took place in the morning. Being a day when there was so much sport to enjoy on the television the afternoon proved to be rather quieter. Despite that it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and, if asked, I will happily do it again next year.

Library Reading Festival

This coming Saturday, 14th July 2018 sees the start of the Children’s Summer Reading Scheme. When the children come to my local Library to sign up for the scheme they will find several published authors on hand to talk to about anything and everything to do with writing books – how to go about it, how they are illustrated, how to stimulate your imagination and so on.

As well as answering questions on these and other book related topics I will be there giving short workshops on how to write Elfje poems and encouraging them to write their own. The event runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. It is hoped that parents and others interested in the publishing process will also find the event helpful.