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What’s On at Henley Community Library – Summer 2017

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by | July 23, 2017 · 9:43 am

VOLUNTEER TODAY

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by | June 1, 2017 · 8:56 am

3 Little Plays – 27 August 2016

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Come and listen to Roald Dahl’s stories

Roald Dahl's stories

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by | August 6, 2016 · 11:28 am

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 – The Big Friendly Read

Big Friendly Read

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by | July 14, 2016 · 7:39 pm

Round-Up 1

Here’s a chance to find out what new events you can look forward to, plus a round up of some of the fun we’ve had over the past few months.
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Summer Reading Challenge Awards: Saturday14th September at Noon

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge 2013

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge 2013

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.

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Gold Medal Awards on Saturday 8th September 2012

More than 40 children doing the Summer Reading Challenge at Henley Community Library have completed the challenge successfully. We are looking forward to the gold medal award presentation will be held at the library in the Henley Methodist Church on Saturday 8th September at 10:30 am. Olympic and Paralympic torchbearers Tom Richardson and Sara Clarke will present the children with their medals, while MEP Malcolm Harbour will hand them their Certificates.

 Although most of the children come from Henley, others come from Wootton Wawen, Solihull, Claverdon and Redditch.  “This is a huge increase in successful participation over last year’s Summer Reading Challenge,” said Judith Lindley. Henley Community Library Director. “We owe it to the dedication of the 8 volunteers who met with the children throughout the holidays and the excellent promotion of reading and library membership for children at Henley Primary School.”  The scheme is sponsored by Warwickshire Library & Information Services using materials from the StoryLab project of The Reading Agency, a charity dedicated to the promotion of reading.

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Summer Reading Challenge – Update

The Summer Reading Challenge is going brilliantly. Over 60 children have registered.

As of 17th August 23 children have achieved Bronze (2 books), 16 have achieved Silver (4 books) and 15 have reached the Gold Award (6 books). Really well done.

There will be a Gold Awards Event on Saturday September 8th in the library.  More details to follow.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Henley Community Library is excited to be participating in the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE sponsored by the Warwickshire Library Service. The Challenge runs from 14 July to 10 September for children aged 4 to 12. Henley Communtiy Library has 8 specially trained volunteers to assist with the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency. Every year there’s a different theme, and this year it’s called Story Lab. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read six books from their library during the summer holidays.

Enrolling your child
Story Lab is aimed at children aged 4 to 11 although it is open to any child. It is run in very nearly all libraries in the UK and it is completely free. Just come along to Henley Community Library during the summer holidays – the sooner you go the longer your child will have to read six books. Staff will enrol your child and give them a membership pack. You can go to any UK library that is running Story Lab and you don’t have to keep going to the same library. So if you are on holiday in the UK your child can still keep up with the Summer Reading Challenge.

SUMMER 2012
You won’t need reminding about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. But did you know that there are all kinds of cultural events also taking place to celebrate the games? The Reading Challenge is proud to join in the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad, and to play its part by encouraging children to acquire a lifelong love of books, a legacy for their future.

What books can my child read?
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children of all ages and reading abilities. They can read any books they like – fact books, stories, joke books, picture books – it’s up to them. Audio books count too! As long as you’re borrowing them from the library, they all count.

Rewards
Every child who reads six books gets a certificate, and most libraries are offering other rewards, too. For example, there are Bronze, Silver and Gold stickers for children reading 2, 4 and 6 books with secret website codes they can use online to unlock special animations. Just ask the library staff when you join up.

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