Half-term fun lined up at local libraries
FIVE libraries in north Northumberland are joining in the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and friends over February half term with a full week of activities for children and young people.
Inspired by the renewed interest in the story following the release of the film ‘The Hobbit: the unexpected journey’ in December, library staff in Berwick, Wooler, Seahouses, Alnwick and Rothbury have teamed up with freelance writer Iain Lowson to come up with a fun week of hobbit activities. Over the week children will be making 2D dragon collages, Gandalf costumes, dragon puppets and treasure maps.
In addition to the craft based events, on Wednesday February 20 from 2-3pm Berwick Library is embarking on something for older children; a dramatic reading of one of the exciting chapters of the story. Aimed at children and young people aged 9-14 years, they hope to bring the story to life with the participants taking on the roles of some of the characters. The emphasis will be on a fun approach to the story, rather than a polished reading. The event is free but advanced booking is recommended as the chapters which will be read are pre-planned.
To get you in the hobbit mood, a riddle competition is being promoted at participating libraries and the Mobile Library north. Entries will be judged in two age categories, 5-8 years old and 9-14 years old, with prizes provided by The Berwick Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Alnwick Playhouse and Playtime toy shop, Berwick. The closing date is February 13.
Hobbit events take place at Seahouses on Monday, February 18 from 2.30-3.30pm, Berwick on Wednesday, February 20 from 10.30-11.30am and Wooler on Friday, February 22 from 10-10.45am (ages 4-8), followed from 11am to 12pm by a session for 6-11 year-olds.
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