YOUNGSTERS can enjoy reading and creative fun at Inverclyde Libraries over the summer.
From today the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland ‘Story Lab’ begins in all libraries (except the Watt Library).
Children are encouraged to read six or more books of their choice during the holidays, with goodies and rewards along the way, plus a certificate for every child who completes the challenge, and a medal to be handed over during a special awards ceremony in September.
The challenge is themed around creativity and the imagination. It‘s most suitable for 4 to 12 year olds, but all young people can take part. Library members can sign up at their local library from Monday 2 July until 16 September, and all materials are free.
Meanwhile, thanks to funding from Tesco, there will be a free two-part stained glass workshop in Central Library, Cathcart Street, Greenock. Part one will run from 10am to noon on Monday 9 July, and part two from 10am to noon on Wednesday 11 July. Workshops are run by artist Anne Fergusson, and are open to children from eight years and over. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so book places by visiting or calling Central Library on 01475 712323.
In addition, for budding young writers aged between nine and 12 years, there will be a creative writing workshop in Kilmacolm Library on Friday 20 July, from 2 to 3.30pm. Book your place by visiting or calling Kilmacolm Library on 01475 715621.