Kids can join in with Big Friendly Giant summer reading challenge and watch play at Melton Library

Youngsters aged three to 12 can join in the Big Friendly Read this summer at Melton Library.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th July 2016, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 5:45 pm
'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' play PHOTO: Dave Shelton
'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' play PHOTO: Dave Shelton

The summer reading challenge invites children to read six books during the school holidays.

Each child will receive a membership pack, prizes and, on completion, a special certificate. The theme is the ‘Big Friendly Read’ based on the 100th anniversary of ‘Big Friendly Giant’ author Roald Dahl’s birthday.

For more information about The Big Friendly Read visit

Melton Library will also hold another activity for children when on Saturday, at 11am, The Sparks Art For Children will present their ‘A Boy and a Bear in a Boat’ play.

The play adapted by Stewart Melton, from the award-winning novel by Dave Shelton, is £3 for children and £2 for adults. Pre-booking is essential.

iPad taster sessions are also being offered for those who wish to learn more about their tablet devices. A one hour session is available at £6 or £8 for two people. Pre-booking is essential.

For details pop into the library or call 0116 3053646.