As part of the Summer Reading Challenge for Monmouth library, children aged five to eight listened to several stories with the mythical maze theme about dragons. Then they each made and coloured a dragon mask and there were many wonderful bright and colourful masks as the photo shows.
On Saturday 12 July Chepstow Library welcomed Ann Churchill to launch the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, Mythical Maze. Children enjoyed stories and made their own pop-up book with the Mythical Maze characters.
The Challenge is free for all children aged between 4 to 12. Each child that registers for the Challenge will be presented with a Mythical Maze poster. During the summer holidays, as they read some of the great books that we have in the library, they will be rewarded with stickers for their poster. Children can read whatever they like – picture books, audio books, joke books, fact books – they all count. Children who complete the Challenge will be presented with a medal, certificate and other prizes. So come along to Chepstow Library and join the Mythical Maze Challenge soon!
As part of the Chepstow Festival, Chepstow Library and Chepstow Bookshop co-hosted an evening book event, ‘Crossing Borders’ with Julia Gregson International Best Selling Author, Alex Pownall Photographer, Anne Wareham Landscape Gardener and Writer, Jenny McLoughlin Paralympic Sprinter and Andrea McLean Mapping Artist.
These inspirational women gave a picture-led celebration of their diversity and achievement.
Quiz teams competed over eight hard fought rounds – flower themed, county plot locations, classics, children’s books, pseudonyms, library trivia, book covers and famous authors. Two teams – Witches of Caldicot and Only Three were level at the half time interval but the Witches of Caldicot pulled ahead in the final rounds to win the competition and take the title of Chepstow Library Book Quiz Champions 2014. Congratulations to them and thanks to all the teams who took part in the competition. A special thank you also goes to Matt from the Chepstow Bookshop who provided a book prize for each member of the winning team.