There is far more than just books at library

Wild Rumpus at Sleaford Library as part of children's art week. Cultural Service Adviser at Sleaford Library Clare Gibson reading Where The Wild Things Are to children. EMN-150618-132158001

Wild Rumpus at Sleaford Library as part of children's art week. Cultural Service Adviser at Sleaford Library Clare Gibson reading Where The Wild Things Are to children. EMN-150618-132158001

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There have been a number of activities happening in Sleaford Library to widen its appeal.

For Make A Noise in the Library Week, staff raised awareness of the services for people with sight problems, including audio books, and invited the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity in to promote its work. On the final day they held a storytime for youngsters with Carol Brown from the charity and Guide Dog William. She said: “We are trying to raise awareness in the Sleaford area as we don’t have a group of fundraisers in town.”

Carol Brown of Guide Dogs for the Blind reads a story in Sleaford library to Sascha Nel, 4, and Jacob Pitcher, 3. EMN-150618-133231001

Carol Brown of Guide Dogs for the Blind reads a story in Sleaford library to Sascha Nel, 4, and Jacob Pitcher, 3. EMN-150618-133231001

On Saturday June 13, Sleaford Library launched National Bookstart Week and Children’s Art Week with a Big Wild Rumpus. Staff read ‘Where the Wild things Are’ by Maurice Sendak, which was read nationwide in libraries at the same time. Children made horns and claws to wear for the story. The art week has been based on jungle animals and the book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz, which was also read, and they were each given a free mini copy of the book to keep from Bookstart.

There was also an arts and crafts workshop and computing advice for adults during Adult Learners Week.

Sleaford Library hosts arts and crafts for adults. From left - Stephanie Pleasance, Melanie Jennings, Hannah Price and Shirley Kirk. EMN-150618-163714001

Sleaford Library hosts arts and crafts for adults. From left - Stephanie Pleasance, Melanie Jennings, Hannah Price and Shirley Kirk. EMN-150618-163714001