The Blythe Centre Community Managed Library has been offering families the opportunity to drop in and choose a craft activity to do over the summer holidays. All the materials are provided at the library, children can pick from either painting a pot, making a key ring or a money box. The volunteers also worked with the local churches to offer bookable planned activity sessions such as the Mini Beast session at the end of August.
- Family First Aid – Life-saving CPR and how to tackle bites and allergies will be covered during the 2 sessions.
- Poet and author, Mel Woodend is sharing her poetry and offered 2 fun activities for youngsters on Friday 11th August.
- Family French for Fun is a fantastic way to introduce French to children too. The range of activities is fabulous, as the usual chess and coding club session are still happening. Talk about spoilt for choice!
The library volunteers are working with the local community to find out what events they would like to see in the library. Parents appreciate the children’s craft drop in sessions as they cannot always make a planned event. When the weather is bad a trip to the library will entertain most children, with different crafts to try too, it will keep families coming back. The diverse range of things on offer means Blythe appeals to wide ranging audience. It can entice new people to visit and it can promote the Summer Reading Game too.