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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And So To War … how Caldicot Library commemorated the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War

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And So To War event 004Last Monday the Friends of Caldicot Library and the Caldicot and District Local History Society held a very special and successful event to mark Britain’s entry into the First World War.

Readings from Friends, the Local History Society and Caldicot Library staff brought to life how ordinary people felt at the time. Local musicians, The Banned, played songs that were popular at the time and the audience sang along to each chorus with enthusiasm!

We would to thank everyone who contributed to the evening; all of the readers and musicians. We would particularly like to thank local historian Peter Strong for organising the event and who also performed the MC duties for the evening.

“Thank you for a lovely event, we really enjoyed it and it hit just the right note for the occasion”. This is just one of the appreciative comments made by our customers at the end of…

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Owls in Chepstow Library

Owls at Chepstow LibraryOwls at Chepstow LibraryChepstow Library staff and customers gave a warm welcome to Steve and Debbie and their feathered friends, Oscar the Barn owl, Bo Bo the Scops Owl and Hooch the Bengal Eagle Owl.

Steve gave an informative talk about the owls and answered questions. Customers were then given the opportunity to get closer to the owls and even hold them!

Great morning was enjoyed by all! Steve with owl

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Dragon Tales at Monmouth Library

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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.

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Brilliant start to Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014

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We launched Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014 on Saturday 12th July and were delighted by the response!

The library was buzzing with children eager to sign up.

By the end of the morning 56 children had started the Challenge so we are well on our way to our target of signing up more than 400 children to beat last year’s fantastic achievement.

We were amazed at the wonderful entries in the lego competition. The challenge was to create their own “Mythical Creature” and it was very difficult to judge between such fantastic creations.
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Lots of children also took part in the Treasure Hunt (I don’t know how they did it because I still can’t find one of the mythical creatures hiding in the library!)

Mythical Maze, the Summer Reading Challenge 2014 is running throughout the summer holidays so there is plenty of time to sign up. To take part…

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