Halloween fun

Halloween Party decorations at Maida Vale Library, October 2013Maida Vale Library had an extremely busy half term with lots of events to keep local children amused. 
Especially popular was our bat hunt aimed at all age groups. This went on all week with children tearing around the library looking for hidden bats of all sizes.

Dinosaur craft at Maida Vale Library, October 2013Monday kicked off with two craft sessions where we went back to the prehistoric era and made an array of colourful cardboard dinosaurs. Both sessions proved very popular and were well attended with the library echoing to the roars of T.Rex and Brontosaurus!

Halloween crafts at Maida Vale Library, October 2013On Tuesday and Friday we added a seasonal touch to our usual Under 5s’ sessions by having separate craft activities around fallen leaves and the colours of autumn.

On Wednesday morning and afternoon families made witches hats which proved quite tricky.However, the children came up with some great results, decorating the hats with stars, moons and pumpkins.

Halloween Party at Maida Vale Library, October 2013The highlight of the week was Thursday when we had our fantastic Halloween party. Simon was joined by one of our Summer Reading Challenge volunteers, Kika, and decorated the children’s library with bats, spiders and skeletons.

40 children and 30 adults turned up to play games like pass the pumpkin. The children ran around screaming with excitement and two lucky (or unlucky?) youngsters were wrapped up as living mummies!

Halloween Party at Maida Vale Library, October 2013The Halloween themed food and drink was  devoured by the ghosts and ghoulies who came along. Mysteriously they then disappeared into the night to terrorise the neighbourhood…

Veronica and her daughter Sylvia make a special point of visiting Maida Vale and Pimlico Libraries when they visit twice a year from their home in France. Veronica told Ben Walsh, Area Manager, that events like this encouraged children to think of libraries as a fun place to be and that these types of events just don’t happen in rural libraries in France. We’ll hope to see Sylvia and lots of other children at Christmas when the fun will start again!

[Simon]

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