We loved our “building a fort” morning!

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This looked like great fun.

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On Saturday 23 children (plus Mums and Dads) built a fort using cardboard boxes.  We had a fantastic time; the children were so imaginative and creative and impressed us all.  The resulting fort included a flag pole, a cannon, a drawbridge and treasure chest.

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We love the fort so much that we haven’t taken it down yet.

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We’d like to say a big thank you to ASDA who supplied the boxes and to all the children who participated.  We also need to say thank you to the Mums and Dads for their great ideas (and who seemed to enjoy themselves as much as the children!).

Our Halloween story time and craft session is on Tuesday 28th October (10.30am – 11.15am) for 4 to 8 year olds.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Monmouth Library Activities and Events October – December 2014

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Mythical Maze Regional Winner

mythical maze winner chepstow, Ethan

Ethan and his mum

Following the completion of the Summer Reading Challenge, Mythical Maze, Chepstow Library held the regional draw and was very pleased to present Ethan with his prize of a family day trip to the Wye Valley Amazing Hedge Puzzle, Butterfly Zoo, Miniature Golf and Laser Ops

Well done Ethan enjoy your day!

 

 

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Celebrating Library Staff Success – Abergavenny

Abergavenny staff receiving Angored certificates

Sally Bradford, Helen Bookless, Judy Wells, Ann Jones, Julie Warburton, Sandie Evans, David Fraser and Claire Cross

 

Library staff in Abergavenny were congratulated on the achievement of completing their Agored level 2 qualification in Information Literacy.

Helen, Judy, Sandie, David and Melanie all completed the level 2 qualification, while Julie achieved level 3.

Being able to find the information you need when you want is a vital skill both in our daily lives and at work. The Welsh Government recognised this when they set up the Welsh Information Literacy Project (WILP).

Library staff have always supported customers finding and evaluating information. For the last year we have been working with WILP to evidence the skills all library staff possess.

In March 2013 three members of staff achieved their Agored level 3 in information literacy. This enabled them to mentor their work colleagues and in September 2013 the first group of library staff began their level 2 qualification. Since then all library staff have completed their level 2.

Staff have demonstrated exactly what library staff are brilliant at – finding information on any subject and packaging it as the customer needs.

Helen
Helen chose to base her study on Abergavenny Library being a Carnegie Library after a gentleman came in just because it was a Carnegie library. Her research and work can now be promoted as a good source of information for future enquiries and the original research documents could be digitalised.

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As David has his own interest and knowledge in performing arts, he chose the sourcing of these materials for customers. Current customers include Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra and Monmouth Choral Society. His finished work is suitable as a resource to be used outside the authority not just in Monmouthshire.

Sandy
Sandy based her study around the sourcing of foreign language books after being requested for books in Bengali from a local customer. She built good working relationships with librarians outside the authority in libraries that offered a good choice of books.

Judy
A customer wanted information about a tram worker that she thought was haunting her cottage. Judy researched the tram roads in Gilwern, finding old maps showing the customers’ cottage on the tram road. Judy also put the customer in touch with another library user who was a supernatural expert.

Claire
Claire chose Parkinson’s as a customer’s husband was diagnosed with the disease.  The customer was not computer literate and came to Claire for help. Claire ordered books for her and found out about local schemes that could help, which she now wants to promote via the library.

Julie
Julie was approached by a customer who wanted family history information on a family member who was a dentist in Abergavenny. Julie tapped into a customer with family history knowledge who was happy to help. The dentist was Mr Fullylove and was related to Dylan Thomas.

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Monster Madness

Monster Masks ChepstowTo celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, Mythical Maze, children enjoyed a Monster Madness stories and craft session at Chepstow Library.

Monster Masks 2They listened to The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, Morris the Mankiest Monster by Giles Andreae and Little Ogre’s Surprise Supper by Timothy Knapman. They then made some magnificent  Monster Masks to take home!

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Princes and Princesses at Chepstow Library

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As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Mythical Maze, Chepstow Library welcomed Princes and Princesses to their storytime and craft session.

The children enjoyed The Charmless Prince by Jeanne Willis, Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole and Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray.

Following the stories they made some wonderful crowns and tiaras to wear home!

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Dragon tales and crafts

Dragon Crafts at Chepstow LibraryAs part of the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge Chepstow Library held a Dragon themed stories and craft session for children aged between 5 and 8 years.

The children were completely enthralled listening to stories which included George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell,  Zog by Julia Donaldson and Winnie’s Midnight Dragon by Valerie Thomas.

Afterwards the children created some brilliant Dragon masks to take home with them!Dragon Crafts at Chepstow Library

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