With free fun events for children throughout the holidays
The challenge means reading six library books over the summer and children taking part will receive the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge collector folder, rewards and certificate featuring some of Roald Dahl's best loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator Sir Quentin Blake.
The Big Friendly Read is free and open to all children and all libraries will be holding fun free events and activities all summer long.
All children are welcome in the library. However, for their own safety, children under eight must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Here's what's on for kids during the holidays:
Baby Bounce - favourite action rhymes for under ones.
Monday 25 July; 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 10.45am to 11.15am
Under-fives story and rhyme time
Story and favourite Action Rhymes!
Tuesdays 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August, 10.45 to 11.15 am
Thursdays 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August, 1 September, 10.45am to 11.15 am
Fridays 29 July; 5, 12, 19, 26 August; 2 September, 10.45am to 11.15 am
Foxy crafts for ALL AGES
Come along and make a Fox Mask and other Foxy crafts!
Tuesday 26 July, 2pm to 3.30pm
Sweet factory fun - make your own sweet factory and hunt for the winning ticket to win a prize!
Wednesday 3 August, 2pm to 3.30pm
Witchy crafts - Create your own Witch hat and have fun making all things Witchy!
Thursday 11 August., 2pm to 3.30pm
Giraffe and jungle crafts - create your favourite jungle characters and friends!
Tuesday 16 August, 2pm to 3.30pm
Ginormous crocodile crafts - make a model Crocodile to display in the library and other Snappy Crocodile Crafts too!
Wednesday 24 August, 2pm to 3.30pm
Which is your favourite Roald Dahl character? Choose your favourite character craft to make and take home your own pencil holder!
Thursday 1 September, 2pm to 3.30p
Spanish under-fives - Songs stories and rhymes in Spanish for the under fives.
1, 8, 15, 22 August; 5 September, 10.30am to 11am
Songs, stories and rhymes for the under-fives
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August; 6 September, 10.30am to 11am
Rhyme time - Songs, stories and rhymes for the under fives.
Thursdays 28 July; 4 ,11, 18, 25 August;1 September, 10.30am to 11am
Fridays 29 July; 5, 12, 19, 26 August; 2 September,10.30am to 11am
Your bonkers sweet factory! Ever wanted to have your own magnificently loopy but delicious sweet factory? Well, now's your chance to create that special magic!
Thursday 28 July, 2.30pm to 4pm
Zoo lab! Zoo Lab are the UK’s number one animal handling experience. Come along and meet the team of animals and rangers. Afterwards stick around for a creepy crawly craft session! Please note as this event involves live animals. There will be a limit of 35 participants; please contact Hammersmith Library to register.
Thursday 4 August, Zoo Lab: 2pm to 3pm, Craft session: 3pm to 4pm
Disgusting beard craft - Who can make the most disgustingly gruesome beard ever? You? Well, come and show us how!
Thursday 11 August, 2.30pm to 4pm
Just peachy! It’s time to create a little magic, with some paint and a few insect helpers who happen to live inside this peach... It’s adventure time!
Thursday 18 August, 2.30pm to 4pm
Massive crocodile craft - Ready for the challenge? Let’s make this crocodile really huge! But beware: he’s going to be very hungry!
Thursday 25 August,2.30pm to 4pm
Shepherd's Bush Library
All are suitable for three years and over.
The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge story and craft session - Listen to a story and then have fun making something to take home.
Wednesdays 17, 24, 31 August, 2.15pm to 3 pm
Colourful bird craft -Come and join in the fun and create your own multi-coloured bird.
Tuesday 26 July, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Snapping crocodile craft - "Snap, snap, oh I’m hungry..." Come and make your own crocodile!
Thursday 28 July, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Hairy beard craft - Create your own hairy, maggoty beard!
Tuesday 2 August, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
3D giraffe craft - Come along and join in the fun as we create 3D giraffes.
Tuesday 9 August, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Dreamcatcher craft - A fun-filled morning making dreamcatchers.
Thursday 11 August, 11 am to 12 noon
Making 3D tortoise and fox mask craft - Come along and create a 3D Tortoise and a Fox mask.
Tuesday 16 August, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Design your own sweet wrapper craft -Come and join in the fun as we design sweet/chocolate wrappers!
Tuesday 23 August, 2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Witch-themed craft activity - "Bubble, bubble…" Join us for an afternoon of fun with craft activities based on
Thursday 25 August,2.30pm to 3.30 pm
We are making a huge crocodile! -Come along and join in the fun as we create a huge crocodile!
Tuesday 30 August,2.30pm to 3.30 pm
Meet the animals! Zoo Lab are the UK's number one animal handling experience, come along and meet the team of animals and rangers.
As this event involves live anuimals there will be a limit of 35 participants, please contact Askew Road Library to register.
Thursday 28 July,2pm
Drop-in, colouring, mazes, and other activities for under 5's!
Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August, 11am to 4pm
Chatterbooks - Our monthly reading group for children aged seven to 12 years old is a must for budding readers to read and share their thoughts about books with others!
Saturday 16 July and 13 August, 10.45am to 12 noon
Summer Reading Challenge traditional board games, colouring, wordsearches, crosswords and more - For children aged 5 and up: a chance for children to play with one another and with their parents/guardian.
Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August, 11am to 4pm
Summer Reading Challenge fun crafts and activities with a Summer Reading Challenge theme - Different crafts each week!
Thursday 4, 11 and 25 August, 10.45am to 12 noon
Summer Reading Challenge stories - Fun storytime with books themed around The Big Friendly Read.
Thursdays 11 and 25 August, 2pm to 3pm
July 26, 2016