Storytelling school

The library’s first craft and storytelling session is going well

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The first NORTHWICH Library crafts and storytelling session went down in style at Barons Quay last week, with a rocket themed event for Bonfire Night.

The free event, which took place on Wednesday, November 3 at Costa Coffee, inside Odeon, brought together various local families with children aged zero to four.

Youngsters enjoyed a space-themed story told by library staff, then created their own rockets.

This was the first of a series of sessions that will take place on the first Wednesday of each month, from 11am to 12pm, and will feature a different theme each time.

Parents and guardians wishing to attend can simply show up on the day, there is no need to book.

The monthly events are part of the Barons Quay Kids Club, which launched earlier this year to provide free events for local families and preschoolers.

Events to date include dance, music, drama, crafts and water safety with Puddle Ducks.

The next library event will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at the same location and will include a festive storytelling and Christmas crafts.

Caroline Dunseath, Local Librarian for the Northwich and Winsford area, said: ‘While waiting for our new temporary home for Northwich Library, it’s great to be able to come to Barons Quay and engage with young people during these events.

“The objective is to promote books from an early age and to encourage parents and children to read together today and tomorrow.

“Our friendly team brings the stories to life with a craft activity that ties into the book and makes it more accessible to toddlers.

“We look forward to meeting other local families in the coming months.”

Lina Higuita, Center Manager at Barons Quay, said: “Bravo to Northwich Library for kicking off its storytelling sessions with a brilliant first event.

“We have had great feedback from parents and I am happy that we can organize this monthly activity with the help of Odeon and Costa.”

Search online for more information on Barons Quay Kids Club events and offers.

The Northwich Library will temporarily move to Weaver Hall Museum in the near future while renovations take place to the library building.