Guests enjoyed a ‘paw-load’ of fun as Kesgrave Community Library celebrated the start of the annual Summer Reading Challenge by throwing a Paw Patrol party on Sunday 22 July.
Over 400 guests attended the party, and children got to meet ‘Marshall’ himself, design superhero craft, take part in a themed treasure hunt and even a Paw Patrol inspired raffle.
Suffolk Coastal Councillor, Stuart Lawson, whose donation from his Enabling Communities Budget helped the library buy a book unit to display their ‘Suffolk Loves’ books, was invited along to the fun day to judge the fancy dress competition.
Maggie Lusher, Manager of Kesgrave Community Library, said:
“A big thank you to all who have supported our Superheroes Morning. We are hoping that this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will be as successful as last year’s, or even better, with everyone enjoying a great summer of reading and our free craft activities, all related to the theme of ‘The Beano’ and cartoon characters.”
The party, organised by the Community Group, was to celebrate the start of this year’s Reading Challenge, which is based on the theme of ‘Mischief Makers’ - inspired by ‘The Beano’ and its cartoon characters.
The Reading Challenge is a national event sponsored by the Reading Agency and Libraries, to encourage children to have fun reading new books in their summer holiday.
The challenge is to read six books and tell volunteers what they enjoyed about them, earning motivational rewards as they go along, such as stickers, bookmarks and wristbands.
In September a special ceremony will be held to present gold medals and certificate to those who completed the challenge.