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Big friendly picnic for Coleford Library


Coleford Library is inviting all young people to a special picnic as part of celebrations for this years Summer Reading Challenge.

This years theme celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl and is named 'The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016', and libraries across the county are taking part to encourage young people to get involved.

On Saturday 23rd July at 11am, Coleford Library is hosting a special picnic, that will include a youth circus workshop, a puppet show and an art competition. The community team from the Forestry Commission will be attending and putting on exciting outdoor activities relating to Roald Dahl's 'The Minpins'. If the weather is bad on the day, the activities will take place indoors instead.

The picnic will encourage young people to take part in the challenge and think about their local area, including wildlife, and to inspire imaginations during the reading challenge.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for libraries said: "This is a great opportunity to invite young people to read in a different environment and encouraging them to use the library. It will be a day of fun for everyone."

Heather Lilley, community and communications manager, said: "Expect fun, games and creative arts, which encourage children to enjoy books in a whole new way, and get us thinking about our wonderful trees and woodlands - and the wildlife within!"

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