Finally, after many long months of research, negotiations, decision-making and hard work, the library sign is UP! We think it looks rather fine, what about you?
We are very excited to announce that Cricklereaders Juniors, our book group for children aged 7-11, starts in September this year.
Reading for pleasure is an important skill for children and has more impact on their life chances than that of their socio-economic background. We’re all about reading for pleasure at Cricklewood Library, and are happy to announce we’ll be encouraging even more young readers to come in, browse around, find a book to enjoy and treasure, and have fun talking about their reading adventures with our group of talented and enthusiastic volunteers.
The group will be run by local parents and grandparents, and will take place on Friday afternoons from 23 September 2022. Places are limited, so to secure yours, sign up here.
This month Cricklereaders will be enjoying Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen
A captivating novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. This stunning debut is “vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting … in its intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review).
When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle in to life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father.
The September group will meet at the library at 1030 on Sunday 18 September. Do join in.
The Summer Reading Challenge has dropped at the library! Come in and collect your Gadgeteer pack, start reading (anything you like!) and collect stickers and digital rewards to show your progress!
For parents, this is a great way of encouraging your children’s reading over the summer, and a great way of getting them off those electronic devices while still getting a bit of peace and quiet!
This year the Reading Agency have partnered with the Science Museum, so there’s loads of activities for inventive young minds to get involved in. Sign up online here and get cracking!
Did you know we have air conditioning and an ice-machine? Don’t swelter at home – pop down to the library and sit in our nice, air conditioned library, and sip an iced coffee to take the heat off…
On a more serious note, if you are having problems with the heat, you’re free to come and sit in the cool, no obligation to buy anything. All welcome.
We’ve been open a while, so we think we’ve got the hang of this now.
With this in mind, we’re running an Open Day this Friday 3 June, where we’ll be showcasing lots of different activities that are on offer at the library. All of them will be ABSOLUTELY FREE to take part in, and there’s something for all the family to enjoy.