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    What’s on at The Library?

    librarywhatsonPicApril2013Another edition of the quarterly publication What’s On at the Library is now available from Waltham Forest Library Service.

    You can find information about Cityread London 2013, reading groups in LBWF libraries, family arts and craft activities and Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme events.

    A great range of stimulating and exciting things to explore within the context of your local library.

    Look out for the featured history events – stories of migration, history of your house and Just Like Morris – great activities reminding us of our past and how our experiences now will affect all our futures.

    Get to your library, get thinking – get informed and entertained in Waltham Forest!

    Download free e-Books

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    Do you have a Waltham Forest library card? Do you have a PC, Mac or tablet device? Then the library service has a great facility for you.

    With you library card you can download free eBooks at any time from the London Libraries Consortium web pages. Simply create an eLibrary account on the web site, using your Waltham Forest library card details.

     

    There’s also a Guided Tour about downloading digital media.

    Simply install a small piece of free software to your device, when you log in, and you are ‘good to read’.

    Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

    History, drama, teenage fiction, current events, short stories and much more. An electronic library the whole family can enjoy and read together on your own device.

    Make Your Mark on History

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    This is a competition, with the support of Waltham Forest Library Service, for artists, writers, poets and photographers – of any age – to submit a piece of original creative work during Black History Month.

     

     

    As part of Black History Month we are looking for Waltham Forest residents young and old to submit their own original artwork, photos and poetry on the theme of ‘Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future: What Black History Month Means to Me’. Winning entries will be selected from a variety of age groups and reproduction of this work will feature on bookmarks and/or postcards available to the public within Waltham Forest Libraries.

    You can find all the details for this competition here on the Waltham Forest web pages…

    Get creative for posterity!

    World Book Day 2013?

    worldBookDay2013PicWorld Book Day next year will be on March 7th, 2013.

    Now is the time for nurseries and primary schools to register their interest in taking part in this great literacy event for children. Eight more great books will be available for only £1 each.

    The World Book Day web site has some great resources available for children, schools and parents and carers. You can download resources now from this World Book Day web page here.

    Once registered more materials are available to support learning – look out for the ‘sign-up’ link on the resources page – use them in the classroom, at home, or in your library.

    You can see the books selected for next year’s event here…and there will be some great events and activities taking place too!

    Summer Reading Challenge launches today!

    summerreadingchallenge2012ButtonThe 1st July marks the start of Waltham Forest Summer Reading Challenge 2012.

    Every library in the borough is taking part in the reading programme and will be supporting the Challenge with a diverse range of activities in each library. You can read more in the current Summer Daze. See below.

    The challenge for children is simple: read 6 books over the summer holidays and we’ll give you a poster, stickers and prizes along the way as you complete each stage. PLUS, complete six books and you’ll receive a certificate and a medal!

    So lets get reading this summer, as well as enjoying our visit to the library with puppet shows, arts and craft events, story times and more…

    Can you read six books this summer?

    World Book Day: 1st March 2012

    World Book Day is nearly upon us for 2012. You can find some great resources on the The World Book Day web site for children of all ages.

    This year you will soon be able to download a free World Book Day ‘app’ from the appStore – with exclusive short stories from Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and a whole load of other authors too.

    There are all the usual resources for children, schools and libraries from the World Book Day website – with activity sheets, lesson plans and news about the latest books – for Nursery and Pre-school, Primary and Secondary school children too.

    This year you can watch some great trailers and and see authors talking about their books too.

    You can also enter a Design a Bookmark competition, with prizes for children up to 8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 year olds.

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    Don’t forget you can use your World Book Day voucher to get some great books for just a Pound from a participating bookshop.

    Get celebrating the book together – the World Book Day website is a great place to start!