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Fantastic journeys for young time travellers

Children from across Warwickshire won’t have to travel far to go on their own fantastic journeys this summer.

Thanks to the “Quest Seekers” Summer Reading Challenge, run by Warwickshire Libraries, youngsters are being invited to discover the amazing journeys that people from the past took and they will even get the chance to make their own adventure kit. 

The special workshops, called “Fantastic Journeys”, will give children the chance to see some of the pictures explorers drew of their adventures, now housed at Warwickshire County Record Office.  Children will also be able to make an adventure kit to take on their own fantastical journey, including a map, binoculars and compass.

Rowan Fisher, Learning and Outreach Officer at the County Record Office, says:  “This activity is an ideal way to encourage children to learn about our past and keep them stimulated and entertained in the process.  We hope to see many children at the event”.

The event will take place in the following libraries on the following dates:

Wednesday 5 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Bedworth Library
18 High Street, Bedworth
Tel: 02476 312267

Wednesday 12 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rugby Library
Little Elborow Street, Rugby
Tel: 01788 533250

Wednesday 19 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Whitnash Library
Franklin Road, Whitnash
Tel: 01926 421464

Tickets are £2.50 each (or £1.00 each for children aged 5 and under).  Spaces are limited, and parents are requested to contact the appropriate library to book a ticket.  All ages are welcome but 8s and under must be accompanied by an adult.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for 4 - 12-year-olds will take the fantasy theme of ‘Quest Seekers’. The scheme encourages schoolchildren to carry on reading through the summer holidays and with a whole library of books to choose from there will be plenty to inspire them.

For more information log onto http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries