Category Archives: children

There’s a NEW You Choose book!!!

If you got a large group of librarians together in a room and asked them to vote for the best children’s book ever, there’s a good chance that You Choose by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt would top the list. It’s a wonderful book that demands an imaginative response from any reader – I’ve never seen a child fail to respond to it. And now- there’s a NEW You Choose book!

We’re proud to say you’ll find a copy in every single Norfolk library.


Storytelling that adds up with Liam Carroll

How will the Troll under the bridge cope with the goats who keep multiplying in number? If the smartest giant in town buys 12 new items of clothing and then gives half of them away, how many will he have left?  These and other important questions will all be answered in a fun and participatory way in the Count on Norfolk storytelling for numeracy event.

The stories, aimed at 4 – 7 year olds, will be told in a fun and interactive way with performance storyteller Liam Carroll. The session should leave children multiplying their demands for stories, being twice as impressed with learning and adding to their understanding of maths!

Tuesday 8 August             

Stalham  10:30-11:30

North Walsham 12:30-1

Mundesley  2.30-3.15

Wednesday 9 August

Hunstanton 11-11:45

Kings Lynn 2:30-3:15

Thursday 10 August

Hellesdon 11-12

Mobile Library Queens Hill (at Primary School) 2:30-3:15

Monday 14 August

Hingham 11-11:45

Wymondham 2-2:45

Wednesday 16 August

Costessey 10:30-11:15

Dereham 2:30-3:15

Thursday 17 August

Millennium Library  11-11:45

Earlham Library 2:30-3:30

Friday 18 August

Plumstead Road 10:30-11:15

Sprowston 2:30-3:15

Monday 21 August

Poringland 11-11:45

Loddon 2:30-3:15

Tuesday 22 August

Acle 10:30-11:15

Brundall  3-3.45

Wednesday 23 August

Diss 11-11:45

Harleston 2:30-3:15

Thursday 24 August

Attleborough 11-12

Long Stratton 2:30-3:30

Friday 25 August

Gorleston 11-12

Caister 2:30-3:15

Wednesday 30 August

Wroxham 10:30-11:15

Aylsham 1:30-2:15

Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents

At your local Norfolk Library and Mobile library this summer – from Saturday 15 July.

Meet the awesome Animal Agents you’ll find sleuthing their way into libraries this summer for your children:

Bart the bloodhound has a nose for trouble. He may not be the fastest creature on four paws, but he can sniff out clues in super quick time.

Daisy the rabbit is dotty and dynamic, darting hither and thither on every mission in her super speedy wheelchair. She’s the perfect furry friend to keep tabs on a suspect.

Slip and Slide AKA the Snake Twins are a charming duo. They can stun a suspect into submission with their hypnotic stares!

Bernice heads up the Animal Agency. A super-smart brown bear, she’s no walkover, but Bernice always finds time for a honey break in her busy schedule.


Animal Agents: Summer Reading Challenge

For Summer 2017, there’s something peculiar happening at the local library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in! It’s a detective agency manned by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery – and these guys are out to crack the case with a little help from their friends.

From solving the case of the graffiti writing to the strange case of a missing lunch, children will join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along. As children read library books on the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive a host of stickers, some with mysterious smells. By collecting the stickers on their collector folder, young readers will help the Animal Agents find out what’s really been going on behind the scenes and who is to blame!

Visit any Norfolk Library or mobile library during the summer to start the adventure. Animal Agents is a must for all eagle-eyed kids and will test their skills and ingenuity along the way.

But with the Agents on their side, solving these mysteries comes with a large helping of fun!

There is something for all the family at your library this summer ………..

Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017 starts from Sat 15 July.

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