This week we have delivered the first of our 13 kids activity sessions as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. In line with this year’s theme, Creepy House, the typically enthusiastic children and just as enthusiastic parents in New Mills and Glossop created some fantastic and eery models of Wingfield Manor.
Children’s activities in libraries, 2014
All sessions are free of charge and the children are encouraged to enter their work into our competition to win a new book. All competition entries will be displayed in the gallery wall at the Record Office in Matlock from 2 September for visitors to vote for the best ones. Still to come…
Derbyshire’s own Creepy House – Wingfield Manor: 15th century mansion, 16th century prison, 17th century fort, 18th century ruin
Discover the secrets of Wingfield Manor ready to build and design your own model of this creepy house
Newbold Library, Monday 12 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Creswell Library, Monday 12 August, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Dronfield Library, Monday 19 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Alfreton Library, Thursday 29 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Breaking News! Family histories jumbled in crash: Use the clues to put the families stories back together and create a history suitcase for the next generation
Craft session to get children thinking about their ancestry
Long Eaton Library, Wednesday 14 August, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Eckington Library, Monday 19 August, 2.00pm-3.30pm
Chesterfield Library, Friday 23 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Ilkeston Library, Thursday 29 August, 2.00pm-3.30pm
A Century of My Village: What was your village like when Queen Victoria was on the throne?
Use old photographs to make your own pop-theatre of the village
Melbourne Library, Wednesday 14 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Bolsover Library, Friday 23 August, 2.00pm-3.00pm
If you would like to book please contact the appropriate library. More information about the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries or by contacting your local library.