What’s On in July 2018 at South Ham Library?
By the time you read this summer will be here, exams will be over and we can look forward to the school holidays and all that brings let’s hope that the beautiful weather of May and June continues. In Hampshire library service it brings one of our busiest times of the year with the Summer Reading Challenge promoted by the Reading Agency. This year children from 4-11 will be encouraged to be Mischief Makers from 14th July to 15th September Helping Dennis and his friends from Beanotown solve a mystery and celebrate 80 years of The Beano. To do this they will need to read 6 books during the school holiday and they will be rewarded with Stickers, a certificate and medal. Staff from the local libraries will be visiting all the local schools with more information so look out for an invitation in your children’s school bag. We would love volunteers to help us with this so please contact the library if you would like to help.
It is Craft Club on Saturday 7th July, drop in between 10am- Noon for A Unicorn and Dragon mask craft. There will be extra Mischief Makers craft on the 21st and 25th July to make a Dennis Face . During the Summer Holidays we will also have a Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt, come and join in the fun.
Story time in July continues to be held at 10:30 am on TUESDAYS. Come and join us for stories and themed colouring.
The Construction Club continues afterschool on Tuesdays, with the opportunity to play with Lego and Duplo from 3:30pm-4:45pm; this will continue during the holidays too.
This term’s CODE CLUB will end in Early July but look out for details in the August what’s on of our Code Club Taster afternoon, which will give children aged 9-11 the opportunity to try scratch to see if they would like to join Code Club next term . The projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn, by making games and animations. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts initially using the programming language Scratch to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally over a 10 week course. Please contact the library on 01256 336047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our waiting list for our next course.
The Chatterbooks reading group for primary aged children will be held on Friday, 21st July at 4pm for an end of year celebration and will join with our T.R.A.S.H. group (Teen Reading At South Ham).
Rhymetime continues every Friday with fun rhymes and songs at 11am for babies and toddlers
Activities for adults this month include the Genesis Sci-Fi Reading Group on the 21st July from 10:00am-12:00 noon and Age Concern continue to provide computer instruction for the over 50s on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm; appointments need to be booked through the local office.
If you love local history then don’t miss our evening talk Made in Basingstoke: a history of Thornycroft being held here on Wednesday 18th July at 7:30pm cost £3.50 . Advance Booking essential pop into the library or call 01256 336047 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Don’t forget we have 4 computers giving access to the internet and Microsoft office software, a scanner and colour printer and photocopier. The computers are free to use but there are charges for printing. We also have FREE access online to Ancestry, Find my Past, Which? Magazine Online and the British Newspaper Archive Online. Ask a member of staff for help getting started.
Also by joining the library you can access hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or home computer through our Libby App Newspapers through PressReader and magazines through Zinio.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly, local library this month.