Junior Library Corner

BY the time you read this the summer holidays will be almost over.

Some of you will be pleased to be going back to school but others will feel quite differently.

Never mind – it won’t be long until October!

Summer Reading Challenge: With the end of the holidays comes the end of Brechin Library’s Circus Stars Summer Reading Challenge.

The last day of the Challenge is Monday, August 15 and you should have read all six books.

Those of you who complete it will receive an invite to the presentation ceremony here in the Library on Monday, August 22 at 4 pm.

Bookbug Library Challenge: This challenge also finishes on Monday, August 15 and you, too, will receive an invite to our special Bookbug Presentation Rhymetime on Tuesday, August 23 at 11 am.

Chatterbooks: Brechin Library’s Chatterbooks group starts back up on Tuesday, August 23 from 4 pm to 5 pm and Brechin Library staff are looking for some new members.

Every month the members of the group are asked to read a set book and at the meeting they discuss this using “Chattering Keys” which include favourite scene, like/dislike and why, and favourite character.

“We also discuss any other books that you have been reading and have juice and a biscuit,” explains a library spokesperson.

“We also have activities that are held throughout the year.”

Chatterbooks is aimed at boys and girls who are between eight and 11 years and who are keen readers.

If you are interested in joining the group pop into the library and speak to one of the staff.

Storytime for the under-fives continues to take place every Tuesday from 10 am to 10.30 am. Why not pop along and hear a couple of stories read to you by a staff member

Bookbug Rhymetime: The weekly Bookbug Rhymetime for the under-fives starts back on Tuesday, August 23 from 11 am to 11.30 am.

Part of this session will be the presentation for those who completed the Bookbug Library Challenge.

“At our sessions we sing songs and nursery rhymes using musical instruments and puppets,” explains a library spokesperson.

BAM! (Books, Art and Music!): If you are aged between seven and 12 years and need something to do on a Saturday afternoon why not pop along to our exciting new children’s activity hour,” continues the library spokesperson.

“This will take place on the first Saturday of every month from 2 pm to 3 pm and starts on September 3.

If you are interested, want more information or want to put your name down ask a member of staff.

Need help with your homework?

Not only does the library have a great selection of stories for you to read but it also has books to help you with your homework.

As well as non-fiction books there is a Homework Collection.

The books in this collection cannot be borrowed but you can pop in and use them in the library at any time.

If you have permission from your parent/guardian you can also use the computers in the learning centre to research your homework and for those of you with computers at home the library website has links to some really good reference sites. These can be found at www.angus.gov.uk/libraries