Timetable now complete for the first half term’s Library Lunches.
These lunches happen on a Friday lunchtime from 12.20 until 1pm. The children are given a personal invitation to attend. They are chosen randomly for the first term, unless the teacher has requested they attend, otherwise I would use the library management system to look for those who are infrequent borrowers. They attend in mixed groups of 12 usually 6 children from each class; Years 1 and 2 together, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6 with Reception coming on their own. I keep a register so that I can make sure every child has attended over the academic year.
The general idea is that the children come to the library for a story followed by a craft activity based on the story, while enjoying a snack and drink. An example of an activity would be Reception lunch entitled Interesting Insects where I share with the children some non-fiction books and fiction books about insects. They then listen to a story followed by decorating a soft foam butterfly with sequin etc to take home. A junior activity from the past was Comic Hero where the children looked at a variety of comics, old and new, then using the laptops and a marvel website they created their own comic strip page, which they printed and were able to take home.
Some of the forthcoming Library Lunches include; Speed Reading for Year 5 and 6 children, Genre Quiz for Year 3 and 4, Picture Book Picnic for Reception, to name just a few.
The Library Lunches have been a popular weekly event in the library for the past 3 years now and add to the promotion of reading for pleasure.