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Friday 6th September sees the end of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Henley Community Library. More than 100 children joined the national Reading Agency funded holiday reading scheme, attracted by this year’s Creepy House theme and its posters, smelly stickers, wrist bands and other progress tokens. Library activities supplemented youngsters’ reading and kept visits fun. Young readers treasure-hunted for Creepy House cartoon characters, went on to a monster-drawing and naming contest and then made masks or used face-paint to masquerade as monsters. Library visitors can see their efforts on 6 September in the Library and vote for their favourites. At noon on 14 September at the Library, 12-year-old author Cerys Stansfield hands out medals and local writer Shirley Thompson presents certificates to youngsters who have read six books.
Join Henley artist, writer and illustrator Julie de Bastion at Henley Community Library on Thursday 12th July from 7pm to discuss “What do we give to our children?” The library, located in the old schoolroom of the Henley Methodist Church, will open from 7 p.m. with refreshments and an informal book-making session led by Julie; the program proper begins at 8 p.m. The discussion aims to promote helpful parenting and Julie shares her insights from two plus decades as the parent of a child with special needs. Copies of a booklet with her reflections will be available for participants to take away if they wish.
The event is free, but donations to Henley Community Library are welcome, as are applications for library membership or volunteering.