Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 22-08-2017

'Snakes’ sneak into Henry Bloom Noble Library

by LC

'Snakes’ sneak into Henry Bloom Noble Library

‘Snakes’ and other creatures have been sneaking into the Henry Bloom Noble Library as part of a children’s activity workshop, attended by the Mayor of Douglas Debbie Pitts and the mayoress, Linda Curphey, in support of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents.

Animal Agents is based on a detective agency staffed by a team of animals – furry, scaly and slippery – out to crack a case at the library.

The Summer Reading Challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip. Children who register for the challenge are given a folder in which to keep a record of their reading journey  and collect stickers which help them to crack the clues.

Artwork for this year’s challenge is by best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross, creator of the Little Princess books, illustrator of the Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon, and of books by David Walliams and Claire Balding.

Photo - The Mayor and mayoress of Douglas, Debbie Pitts and Linda Curphey, with Victoria Thompson, six. Picture Andrew Barton.

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