Past Events

  • Elmer Day 2023
    Celebrating Elmer Day 27th May 2023 Our library display was ready with lots of plain elephants quietly waiting to be transformed… Children and families of all ages joined in creating and making their very own Elmer to take home! Here are some of the 12 makers in action… And finally…some of the herd waiting toContinue reading “Elmer Day 2023”
  • Mad Hatter and Alice 2023
    Easter Treats with the Mad Hatter and Alice 2023 15 children (aged between 2 – 10 years), came along to our Easter Tea Party, hosted once again, by The Mad Hatter and Alice. They all tucked into sandwiches, crisps, fruit kebabs and cake…. washed down with a good helping of teapot squash! The Mad HatterContinue reading “Mad Hatter and Alice 2023”
  • Book Trust Story Time Project
    Book Trust Story Time Project Feburary – April 2023 We were delighted to take part in the Book Trust Story time project and receive the six books chosen to share with our pre-school children, along with resources and activity ideas. Story times took place in the library and we also visited our local pre-school. EachContinue reading “Book Trust Story Time Project”
  • Earth Day 2023
    Earth Day 2023 We celebrated on April 22nd with stories and activities… Exploring the Large Family Books… Peace at Last!
  • Christmas 2022
    Christmas at the Library…What the Ladybird saw at Christmas 2022 We had great festive fun exploring the lively rhymes and adventure story. After the story we played musical statues and pass the parcel, followed by Christmas cracker jokes, cake and squash. Just time then for some creative fun with some wonderful colouring, spot the differenceContinue reading “Christmas 2022”
  • Family Festive Fun
    Family Festive Fun December 2022 The library opened its doors for a family festive games/craft afternoon along with tea, squash and a festive film. It was an intergenerational event with young families and older residents calling in for a cuppa and to watch the festive film. Merry Christmas!!
  • Summer Reading Challenge 2022
    Summer Reading Challenge July – September 2022 Each week we hosted a different kind of gadget to make or explore … The Gadgeteers … Having a go at making robots, spinners, telephones, Ear gongs, ice-cream, finger knitting and fridge magnets… In September we celebrated the end of the summer reading challenge with an Award Ceremony,Continue reading “Summer Reading Challenge 2022”
  • Nature Trail
    Nature Trail Nature Trail written by poet Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Nile Aye. Using the resources we received from Hatchette Children’s Books, via the Reading Agency, we created our very own Nature Trail here at the Chew Valley Community Library. Our young readers had fun locating all the nature pictures hidden within the children’sContinue reading “Nature Trail”
  • Easter Crafts
    Easter Crafts – April 2022 The PTA from Bishop Sutton Primary School organised an after school craft session @ the library … getting ready for their big Easter trail. The Chew Valley Library created its own entry too Children of all ages called into our drop in Easter craft sessions and created Easter cards, EasterContinue reading “Easter Crafts”
  • World Book Night 2022
    World Book Night April 2022 The BANES Library service kindly sent us a selection of books to gift on World Book Night. Here are a few of our regulars making their “gift a book” selection.
  • Celebrating World Book Day with a Mad Hatters High Tea Party
    Celebrating World Book Day with a Mad Hatters High Tea Party Book lovers from within the Chew Valley, many dressed as their favourite book characters, gathered in the Café at the library to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of World Book Day. Library volunteers entered into the spirit of the occasion and also wore book characterContinue reading “Celebrating World Book Day with a Mad Hatters High Tea Party”
  • Harry Potter Night 2022
    Harry Potter Night 2022 Muggles and would be wizards gathered at Chew Valley Library to board the Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts. During their journey they explored the many different kinds of magical transportation found within the Harry Potter stories before taking part in a potion making session……….Colour changing bat broth! The library café was alsoContinue reading “Harry Potter Night 2022”
  • Bunny vs Monkey December 2021
    Bunny vs Monkey December 2021 At Chew Valley Library we held a Christmas Event based round the characters of Bunny and Monkey. This included drawing, table games and listening to the story The Real Santa from Bunny vs Monkey – The Human Invasion – Jamie Smart….naturally followed by a visit from Santa himself, who cameContinue reading “Bunny vs Monkey December 2021”
  • October Craft Activities
    October Craft Activities During Black History Month we explored the lives of Black Women – Mary Seacole, Rosa Parks, Tessa Sanderson and Raven Wilkinson. We continue to explore the lives of Black women as part of Black History Month Create your very own hand print… add it to the peace wreath as part of ourContinue reading “October Craft Activities”
  • Summer Reading Challenge 2021
    Summer Reading Challenge 2021 16 children called into the library to collect their certificates and medals from Dr Phil Hammond on the morning of the 11th September. They had all enjoyed reading a variety of books over the summer and talked about their favourite book or story. After receiving their certificate and medal,  for completingContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge 2021”
  • August Craft Afternoons
    August Craft Afternoons During the month of August 2021 on Thursdays (2.30-4.30) we hosted craft afternoons. Activities included creating and making: Animal masks. Making wild flower bombs for the garden. Paws and Claws and stories. Modelling using recycled materials. Word searches, colouring sheets + more… Our cafe was also be open with the usual selectionContinue reading “August Craft Afternoons”