Category Archives: Children

Join in with 2018’s Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge launches in our libraries tomorrow, Saturday 14 July. The challenge is fun, free and designed for all children whatever their reading ability and it’s been designed to help children to improve their reading skills and confidence … Continue reading

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Baby’s first library card – inspiring a lifelong love of reading

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby – so all newborn babies in Hammersmith & Fulham are being given their very own library card to help inspire the love of reading. This new scheme will see parents automatically … Continue reading

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Volunteer with us this summer

Looking for something to do this summer? We are looking for volunteers to help deliver the Summer Reading Challenge in our libraries. Young people (14 to 25 year olds) are especially welcome to apply to volunteer. The Summer Reading Challenge … Continue reading

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Exploring other worlds with our children – it’s National Bookstart Week 2017

This week (Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2017), is National Bookstart Week and this year is an extra special celebration as Bookstart is 25 years old! BookTrust, the organisation that administers the Bookstart programme, encourages children and families to … Continue reading

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Dancing Books events

Dancing Books is an innovative project using children literature as an inspiration for creative dance classes for pre-school children and their families. Following a successful pilot project in April 2016, DanceWest in partnerships with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, won significant … Continue reading

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Owl craft fun in Shepherds Bush Library

We had lots of fun creating these cute baby owl pictures at the Shepherds Bush Library Tuesday Craft Club. The children used cotton wool balls for the fluffy little baby owls and added lots of details to make a night time owl … Continue reading

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Crocodile Craft in Shepherds Bush Library

For the last of the Summer Reading Challenge craft sessions we had lots of fun decorating the big library crocodile! The children painted a large piece of cardboard and created a big swamp for the crocodile to live in, with … Continue reading

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