Yarn-bombing mischief takes place at Amersham Library!


A case of yarn-bombing has occurred at Amersham Library as part of the 'mischief' caused by this year's Summer Reading Challenge. The mischief began with Amersham Library's Knit and Natter group who are teaching children to knit or crochet with the aim of yarn-bombing the library.

Fun for all the family, learn some basic skills while decorating the library. 

Knitted Bees and Butterflies Dennis and the Hungry Caterpillar

Knitted flowers in Children's Library knitted decorations on shelf

Yarn-bombing is a form of street art that involves that involves covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material. Why not come and take a look at what we have done so far. 

Donations of wool are very welcome. 

How do children take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge?

To take part in Mischief Makers, all children aged 4 - 11 years need to do is sign up at their nearest library with their library card, and they will be given a colourful collector’s map of Beanotown to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey. More information on 'How to take part'

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. Discover more by using the Summer Reading Challenge website: www.mischief-makers.org.uk

How can grown-ups get involved? 

This year alongside the Summer Reading Challenge we are challenging grown-ups everywhere to read six books this summer. Who will finish first the parents or the children? Find out more

Mischief Makers is running in all libraries across Buckinghamshire from Saturday 14th July until Saturday 8th September.


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