Young readers enjoy witch-themed party
THERE was something spooky in the air when Winnie the Witch attended a party at Milborne Port Library this week.
She was guest of honour at a party thrown at the library to celebrate the reading efforts of its young members.
A total of 50 children recently took part in the Summer Reading Challenge at the library, which runs every year during the summer holidays.
The challenge is organised by the Reading Agency charity along with libraries nationwide and is aimed at children aged 4 to 11.
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The aim of the challenge is to get children to read six books from the library on a theme which changes annually.
This year the theme was "Creepy House" and many of the children attended the party in fancy dress, disguising themselves as witches and black cats.
There were many activities on offer which the children could get involved with, including making witches' hats and headbands.
They also made fluttering bats and wrote and listened to spooky stories.
The youngsters also put the finishing touches to horror-themed food by icing ghoulish cakes and dismembered gingerbread men.
Before leaving, the children who had completed the reading challenge were awarded certificates and medals for their hard work.