Fri, 24 Mar|
Library Open Days Celebration
Join us for fun and family activities as we celebrate 4 years as our community library
Time & Location
24 Mar 2023, 09:00 – 17:00
Cheadle Library, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent ST10, UK
About the Event
Celebrating 4 years as a Community library, we invite you to join us for family fun and activities. Lots of activities for children on the Saturday morning with story telling, and baby bounce, jigsaws and much more. The full program is detailed below:
Friday 24th March- Open 9am to 5pm
- IT buddy from 10am
- Ancestry Buddy from 2pm
- Social reading Group tba
- Nimble Fingers 9 to 5pm
- Knit and Natter 1pm
- Lego club at 3.45pm
Saturday 25th March Open 9am-1pm
· Baby Bounce and Rhyme 10am
· Childrens Book readings at 10.30am and at 11am
· Childrens activity table/ story sacks available 9 to 1pm
· Jigsaws activity available upstairs 9 to 1pm
“We wanted to hold the Open Days some time ago but Covid issues meant we had to postpone until it was safe for all to join in our celebrations. Our team of volunteers have made such a difference to the library bringing fresh ideas and new activities. The public Open days celebration will showcase our activities. Hosting the Citizens Advice Bureau for their face-to-face meetings is just one way in which we support the community. It is incredibly satisfying to see what a difference the library makes to peoples lives.” Said chair trustee Sally Roberts.
The Open days will provide 2 days of focussed free activities and fun. In addition to normal book services, Friday is aimed at adults with jigsaws, Knit and natter, nimble fingers, Ancestry, IT support being promoted at various times during the day. The formal launch of the Social Reading Group will also take place alongside public consultation about the library and its activities. One new idea is to hold free public taster sessions for those interested in learning “sign language” for the deaf and hard of hearing.
In addition to normal book services Saturday will focus on children and families. Activities for children including baby bounce, storytelling, story sacks, jigsaws, and an activity table.
“It is so important for the town that our library is successful “said volunteer treasurer Ivan Wozniak. “It is great to see whole families in the library, enjoying activities or borrowing books. I never realised how important the library is to the community until I became a volunteer here. It is heart-warming to see young children borrowing a book for the first time and our senior citizens coming in to read the papers or just have a chat. Our library is very much a volunteer team effort and even our website is managed by a student volunteer “
The library will also have a musical welcome and background music from a local musician.