Maida Vale Library hosted a full programme of events for children during half term.
There has been an ongoing treasure hunt to find spooky Halloween characters hidden around the library.
On Monday we had two really well attended sessions for our popular rocket making session in the morning and again in the afternoon – more than 80 children and adults came along.
On Tuesday we hosted an Elmer Day event. A bit late I know (or early as they’ll be another on 26 May 2018), but better late than never! The children listened to some stories about the multi-coloured elephant, played a game, then coloured in pictures and elephant ears and made an Elmer model.
On Thursday we were making spooky puppets from felt in the morning and afternoon and again and we were joined by over 100 children and adults! Hopefully everyone had a great time and I was ably supported by volunteers Lisa and Khaleda, so a big thank you to them.
A spooky Dracula!
There was also time for sharing stories, so something for everyone.
Maida Vale Library
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Tagged Dracula, elmer, elmer day, half term, Halloween, haunted, rocket, spooky, treasure hunt
We’ve been busy at Maida Vale Library –
We hosted a couple of activities to amuse the local children during the half term break. On the Tuesday we had a monster mouth event to highlight with National Smile Month, all about dental hygiene. After a story about a dinosaur who eats too many sweets and ends up at the dentists, we made some lovely colourful monster hand puppets from felt.
On the Thursday we had a dinosaur drawing workshop – there were some very weird and scary results.
About 50 children plus their parents, turned up to the events. Thanks to Mina, our agency worker and our volunteer, Susan for all their help with the events.
And this we had a very lively under 5s event where we celebrated National Bookstart Week – everyone got copies of ‘Everybunny Dance’ by Ellie Sandall.
We read some bunny stories – “Where’s Peter Rabbit?”, and “Guess how much I love you” and the rhyme “Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose” and of course we played sleeping bunnies. After some major bunny hopping, the children made some bunny ears after colouring them in.
Don’t worry if you missed out, we have lots of events in our libraries for all ages, hope to see you soon.
Maida Vale Library hosted several lively craft sessions during the half term week last week. All week we had a hunt for children’s book characters which were hidden all over the library.
On Monday we had two sessions of mask making with some lovely animal masks.
On Wednesday it was time for Rubbish Robots which was very popular at both sessions with some fantastic results.
On Thursday the children made their own Snakes and Ladders games and also we had a session with the badge making machine.
A good time was had by all!
A busy half-term week at Queen’s Park Library drew to a close on Friday with a very creative Wild & Wonderful Windows workshop, delivered by Westminster Adult Education Service. On each day during the holidays a different children’s activity was on offer, including craft events to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and welcome the Chinese New Year. Tuesday’s Mardi Gras Masks proved particularly popular, with lots of children ranging in age from three to eleven making colourful carnival masks.
As a more relaxing alternative a screening of The Boxtrolls was very well attended, while older children and teenagers enjoyed The Maze Runner. There’s a lot of demand for similar events aimed at an 11+ audience and we’re already planning future film screenings, showing titles suggested by the audience themselves. The next teen film club event will be on Saturday 7 March, after closing hours, and there’ll be plenty of free popcorn provided. Advance booking is recommended, so for film title information or to reserve a place just contact Queen’s Park Library.
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Tagged children, Chinese New Year, craft, films, half term, movies, Queen's Park, teenagers, teens, WAES