Library News and Activities
Check out what we have going on during lockdown, as well as some useful links to some fun activities for you and your young ones.
May virtual half term fun
This year's May half term, may be different than other years, but we have some great online activities to keep the young ones active and busy!
- For ideas and information on fun ideas and activities over the May half term, take a look at our May half term fun! Online activities booklet (PDF, 208KB)
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
This year's Mental Health Awareness week theme is 'kindness'. This is a week where we can celebrate acts of kindness we have experienced during this difficult time and appreciate how kindness strengthens relationships and is the foundation of our mental health.
- For more information, the 5 steps to wellbeing and much more, take a look at the Kooth Wellbeing activities document (PDF, 2MB).
The Young Walter Scott competition
You could win a travel grant of £500, an invitation to the Borders Book Festival, and the chance to see your work in print.
- For more information on how to enter, and for your chance to win, take a look at the YWSP competition document (PDF, 2MB)
Activities for children
- Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell (external link) reads 'How to Train Your Dragon'
- Book Trust home time (external link) has some great book related fun things to do like story videos, how to draw book characters, interactive stories, quizzes and games
- How to make a rocket bookmark (PDF, 282KB)
- How to make a Caterpillar Fan (PDF, 1MB) - Inspired by Eric Carle’s picture book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
- How to make an Elephant Mask (PDF, 1MB)
- How to make a crocodile hat (PDF, 2MB)
- Key Workers Paper Dolls Project (external link)
- Winnie and Wilburn Stay at Home (external link) - read the eBook for free
- See also the Children's Libraries page
- Bruce Castle Online Gallery - delve into the archives and submit your drawing of Bruce Castle
- Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) - free online courses currently available
- Stay positive and creative - more ideas for looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown
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