‘Lunch in the Library' proves a huge success in Calne

‘Lunch in the Library' proves a huge success in Calne

The event was held to help parents keep their children active, fed and happy during the summer holidays and to promote the library's space themed Summer Reading Challenge, which is still open for young people to join in. A free lunch bag was provided sponsored by Tesco and the children also enjoyed a Healthy Me Space Chase and taking part in the Astronaut Training Programme. The concept, which started off in America, is designed to help fill the gap for Free School Meals during the six weeks summer holidays.

One parent said: "We had an excellent morning. Happy child, happy parent, there's so much to do. We have joined the Summer Reading Challenge and are loving it so far. 10/10"

Another said: "The kids thoroughly enjoyed it, very open and shows the library at its best. There was a lovely atmosphere from start to finish. Couldn't wish for anything more."

The fun day ended with a fitness session followed by a lego game, which the children really enjoyed.

Allison Bucknell, Conservative Wiltshire Councillor and Cabinet Member for Libraries said: "The day was a great success and I'm delighted so many children and parents enjoyed it. Our libraries are exciting, vibrant places to visit and they offer not only a wide range of books but also DVDs, eBooks, eMagazines and much more. We look forward to hosting many more of these fun days and hope they continue to grow and grow."

by Charlie Monro,