Chorley Library

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  • Media, Arts and Crafts Skills

    Media, Arts and Crafts Skills

Contact Details:
Elizabeth Russ 0300 123 6703
Contact Email:
Elizabeth.russ@lancashire.gov.uk
Website:
www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives.aspx
Address:
Union Street Chorley Lancashire
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Activities
Become a Reading Activist
Become a reading activist – 1 credit per session to be completed in the passport by library staff. Involves young people aged 12-24 to help support library programmes, such as the Summer Reading Challenge. Reading Activists can get involved in a range of activities such as: - Reading buddy to help children with reading - Listen to children read, help them with their review, help put them online for the Lancashire reading trail. - Promote (through social media) and assist with Summer Reading Challenge during holidays - Assist at children's workshop - Help us to set up and run a teens reading group - Help set up a young authors group - short stories etc and story bird sessions - Displays - choose and recommend their favourite titles. Outcomes: Help young people to develop a range of work and social skills through volunteering in libraries young people gain: - Valuable work experience - A reference for employment - The opportunity to develop confidence, social skills, employment opportunities and literacy skills - The opportunity to make a positive contribution to their communities - A chance to make new friends. Students gain 1 credit per session
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Age Range: 12 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
12
18
Chatterbooks/ Trailblazer
Chatterbooks are reading groups aimed at 8 -11 year olds. Trailblazers are Lancashire libraries branded reading groups for young people following the Lancashire reading trail. The groups generally consist of 4 - 10 young people who regularly meet in the library. As part of the group libraries run different activities linked to reading such as: Short story writing; book cover designing; quizzes; character interviews/ debates; book swaps etc. The groups are intended to be informal and encourage young people to read for pleasure. All chatterbook group members are given a FREE starter pack. Teen reading groups are run within libraries with older young people, following the same format as chatterbooks but with young adult novels. The groups are encouraged to read and review the book for Lancashire book of the year (a programme run with schools for year 9 pupils). Students gain 1 credit per session / 1 credit per session to be completed in the passport by library staff.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
11
Chess Club
Children are taught the game of Chess and compete against one another in friendly tournament’s. Informal Club led by experienced players; an opportunity to learn and develop chess skills. Ages 4-18 years. 1 credit per session to be completed in the passport by library staff.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
18
Children's Activity/Craft event
Children ages 4 and above are invited to come along and makes a themed craft. Staff are on hand to help and advise. 1 credit per session to be completed in the passport by library staff.
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Age Range: 4 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
18
Lancashire Reading Journey
New for the summer holidays! Children across Lancashire are invited to take part in the first Lancashire reading journey. Make tracks to your local library and we’ll tell you about lots of fun tasks you can choose from to enjoy this summer. Get started The journey starts on 18 July. It's completely free and anybody can take part. Come along to your local library and sign up to the reading journey. You’ll receive a journey card for you to plan fantastic reading activities. Complete 4 tasks and you’ll get a collectible pencil. Complete all 8 tasks before 26 September and you will also receive a certificate and badge. •A message from Lancashire author Steve Hartley about the reading journey What shall I read? For a start, you can read any one of Steve's books as one of your tasks. You can also borrow an eBook or listen to a talking book from our online library for kids. Here are some more suggestions for your tasks. •Animal books •Books about real people •Books that are films •Mystery books •Stories in rhyme •Talking books Just login to request one for free with just one click from our library catalogue. Don’t forget to tell us about one of the books you’ve enjoyed by sending a review, that’s another task done Come to a reading journey event We’ve lots of free events all summer at libraries across Lancashire. Go to one near you, and that’ll be one task already completed Visit a Lancashire museum with your family Show your reading journey card at one of our museums and explore, touch and learn more about the amazing collections. Find a museum to visit and two grown-ups can go with you for free too. Volunteer in your local library If you’re aged between 12 and 24 you can help support children to improve their reading skills at one of our libraries. Talk to children about books and recommend new titles and help them complete their reading journey tasks. •Volunteer to be a 'Reading Hack' A note for parents Reading is a great activity to keep your children happy during the quiet times in the long summer holiday. Children who keep on reading outside school during the summer months have also been shown to improve their literacy levels and perform better when they return to school in the autumn. There are also many fun activities in our Reading Journey tasks that will encourage your child to be more creative and provide opportunities for the whole family to get involved.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 11
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
11
Lancashire Reading Journey
Make tracks to your local library and every milestone you reach will take you one step further on your reading journey; follow the signposts to a gift after 4 tasks and then complete all 8 to reach the highpoint and collect a treasured prize to reward your effort. Children can take part from 18th July to 26th September 2015 and those that complete the scheme will receive the journey card, collectable pencil, a certificate and a badge and have the opportunity to join in lots of fun summer activities.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
12
Lancashire Reading Trail
Lancashire Reading Trail – 10 credits/hrs per certificate to be completed in the passport by library staff (a maximum of 30 credits per trail per year). Join the Lancashire reading trail by stepping into your local Lancashire library where young people will be given a special map. For every book read young people will be given a sticker to take them one step further along the trail. We ask young people tell us a little about the book and choose whether they would prefer to talk to us, write a review or draw a picture. Review sheets can also be downloaded or picked up from your library. There is now also a new internet site: http:lrt.storiesfromtheweb.org/ which enables young people to submit reviews. Young people will also collect special cards of the characters along the way - each with a challenge to complete and a suggested place to visit. The prizes are as follows: A bronze certificate for reading ten books A silver certificate for reading thirty books A gold certificate and free book for reading fifty books The overall aim is to encourage reading for pleasure. Students gain 10 credits on completion of each level. Total credits available: 30 on completion of trail (50 books)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
18
Saturday Club
1 credit per session to be completed in the passport by library staff. Families and children of all ages are welcome to join us for activities and events for an hour every week, where each session is different. Whether its a theme or book, come and join other families and friends as we make, do and explore books together. Something to make, something to take, something to read.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
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