Chance to read and sew at Alton Library

Monday 20th June 2022 4:00 pm
Publicity photo for sewing course at Alton Library on July 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th 2022.
You can create and sew a garment at Alton Library (Alton Library )

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Children can do more reading and adults can do more sewing at Alton Library this summer.

The library is participating in Hampshire Libraries’ ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge from July 16 to September 17.

Children aged four to 11 can meet the six fictional Gadgeteers – brought to life by children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford – and get involved in the science and innovation-themed challenge.

The characters use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind fashion, technology, cooking and music. They will help to get children thinking about the world around them and feed their imagination.

Children will be boggled by facts, can gaze at the stars and will be inspired by creativity and invention while earning rewards. There will be plenty of options across picture books, early readers and middle grade books.

Those who read six books will collect a medal and a certificate to mark completion of the Summer Reading Challenge.

The challenge has been running since 1999 to encourage children to read for pleasure over the summer holidays, building their confidence and preventing a dip in their reading skills while they are off school for six weeks.

Alton Library is also hosting children’s activities on August 11 and 23 from 2pm to 4pm.

The library is open 9.30am to 1.30pm on Monday and 9.30am to 5pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Wendy Turner is teaching Cut and Sew Your Own Garment at Alton Library on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10am to 1pm.

It is for anyone who wants to improve their sewing and create a garment. Some prior knowledge of sewing, and a sewing machine, is required. The cost is £60. Find out more and book at or on 02392 232957.

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