Category Archives: Summer Reading Challenge

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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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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Summer Read Challenge Bird Craft Activity

We had so much fun in our  Summer Read Challenge Craft activity creating birds inspired by The Roly Poly Bird in Roald Dahl’s book ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. The children made big colourful birds out of card and tissue paper. The … Continue reading

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Record-Breaking Facts and Figures

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is called “Record Breakers” – and it’s certainly lived up to its name in Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries! More children joined this year in all LBHF libraries compared to previous years, with over 820 children taking … Continue reading

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Superheroes Assemble… at Hammersmith Library!

Whaam! Last week saw the largest group of Superheroes ever assembled (at Hammersmith Library, anyway!) As part of our Summer Reading Challenge activities, around thirty young crime fighters came along and created their own masks!   Thanks to Chenelle and her team, … Continue reading

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A Record-breaking round-up!

Hammersmith and Fulham libraries have been busy breaking all sorts of records this summer – from attempting to recreate the tallest man at Fulham Library to making giant bugs at Hammersmith library. It’s all part of our exciting Summer Reading Challenge … Continue reading

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John Kirk performs “The Sea Monsters,” by Terry Deary

On Monday 27 July, Hammersmith Library presented an event of the most astounding novelty! The celebrated thespian Mr John Kirk performed, in it’s entirety, “The Sea Monsters“ by Terry Deary (author of Terrible Tudors; Rotten Romans etc) to an audience of almost 60 young people. … Continue reading

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