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Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Join the awesome Animal Agents sleuthing their way into a South Gloucestershire library near you this summer.

It’s the Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 from 15 July to 16 September.

Use your eagle-eyes and test your skills and ingenuity by reading books to collect stinky stickers for your case file. Super sleuths who read all six books to complete the challenge and solve the case get a medal, certificate and a complimentary child’s ticket for Wild Place Project** or free library DVD hire.

A number of our libraries will be closed for short periods over the summer to install new Open Access swipe card equipment which will enable new opening hours from October 2017. Check for latest updates by library location before setting out. To help children finish the Challenge, they can collect their rewards from any South Gloucestershire library – no matter where you sign up. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Free Animal Agents activity fun in all libraries

Activities are drop-in activities most suitable for primary school children unless otherwise stated.

*Some activities must be booked in advance, no ticket – no entry. Please check details below.

Undercover Animals

Use your powers of observation to find the animals in disguise in a dastardly detective treasure hunt. Plus crafty chameleons and other mystery animal makes.

I Spy

Join the coolest band of crime crackers for some finger printing fun. Make your own detective deer stalker hat and solve the mystery code word treasure hunt.

Bristol Zoo workshops*

Meet some of Bristol Zoo’s smaller animals including giant stick insects, African land snails, hissing cockroaches, scorpions and Chili Rose tarantulas. Explore biofacts such as skulls, skins, horns and shells. This event must be booked – get your FREE ticket at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk. No ticket – no entry!

Meet a guide dog

Meet a guide dog and their owner and find out more about the special job that guide dogs do and the unique friendship between these amazing animals and their owners. This session is led by a volunteer from The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. There is no charge to attend, however donations are gladly accepted. Most suitable for primary school aged children. Taking place at selected libraries. This event at Yate Library must be booked – get your FREE ticket at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk.  No ticket – no entry!*

A day at the zoo

A number fun workshop run by Explore Learning for children aged 5-8 years. Test your maths knowledge with your friends and you will be in with the chance of winning a special lizard card! Come prepared with your unique animal name for a fun National Curriculum workshop that can stretch your brain this summer holiday.

Contact your library to book a FREE place or call 01454 626764.

Saturday 15 July

Join Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 at any library during opening hours

Puzzles and activities

Patchway Library 10am – 4pm

Thornbury Library 10am – 4pm

Winterbourne Library 10am – 4pm

Monday 24 July

I Spy
Thornbury Library 10:30am – 12

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)

Cadbury Heath Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Tuesday 25 July

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Chipping Sodbury Library 10:30 – 11:30am

I Spy
Patchway Library 10 – 11am

A Day at the Zoo
Hanham Library 2 – 3pm

Wednesday 26 July

 

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)

Bradley Stoke Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Winterbourne Library 2 – 3pm

 

Thursday 27 July

Bristol Zoo Workshop
(places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Downend Library 10:30 – 11:30am
Yate Library 2 – 3pm

I Spy
Hanham Library 2 – 3pm

Friday 28 July

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)

Staple Hill Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Monday 31 July

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Thornbury Library 2 – 3pm

Tuesday 1 August

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Patchway Library 10:30 – 11:30am

I Spy
Yate Library 10:30am – 12

A Day at the Zoo
Thornbury Library 2 – 3pm

Staple Hill Library 2-3pm

Wednesday 2 August

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Hanham Library 10:30 – 11:30am
Kingswood Library 2 – 3pm

Undercover Animals
Chipping Sodbury Library 10:30am – 12
Winterbourne Library 10 – 11:30am

 

 

Thursday 3 August

I Spy
Downend Library 10am – 11:30am

Undercover Animals
Bradley Stoke Library 10:30am – 12
Staple Hill Library 2 – 3pm

A Day at the Zoo
Cadbury Heath Library 2 – 3pm

Monday 7 August

I Spy
Cadbury Heath Library 10:30 – 11:30am
Filton Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Undercover Animals
Thornbury Library 10:30am – 12

 

 

 

Tuesday 8 August

I Spy
Chipping Sodbury Library 10:30am – 12
Staple Hill Library 10:30am – 12

Undercover Animals
Patchway Library 10 – 11am

A Day at the Zoo
Yate Library 2 – 3pm

Wednesday 9 August

I Spy
Kingswood Library 2:15 – 3:15pm

A Day at the Zoo
Downend Library 2 – 3pm

 

 

Thursday 10 August

I Spy
Bradley Stoke Library 10:30am – 12

Undercover Animals
Hanham Library 2 – 3pm

Meet a guide dog (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Yate Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Friday 11 August

Meet a guide dog
Staple Hill Library 10:30 – 11:30am

 

Monday 14 August

Undercover Animals
Filton Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Meet a guide dog
Cadbury Heath Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Tuesday 15 August

I Spy
Emersons Green Library 2 – 4pm

Undercover Animals
Yate Library 10:30am – 12

Meet a guide dog
Patchway Library 10:30 – 11:30am

A Day at the Zoo
Filton Library 12 – 1pm

Wednesday 16 August

Undercover Animals
Kingswood Library 2:15 – 3:15pm

Thursday 17 August

Undercover Animals
Downend Library 10 – 11:30am

 

 

Monday 21 August

Undercover Animals
Cadbury Heath Library 10:30 – 11:30am

Meet a guide dog
Filton Library 10.30 – 11.30am

Tuesday 22 August

A Day at the Zoo
Emersons Green Library 2 – 3pm

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Filton Library 2 – 3pm

 

Wednesday 23 August

I Spy
Winterbourne Library 10 – 11:30am

A Day at the Zoo
Kingswood Library 2 – 3pm

Thursday 24 August

A Day at the Zoo
Bradley Stoke Library 10:30 – 11:30

Bristol Zoo Workshop (places must be booked at www.southglosevents.eventbrite.co.uk)
Emersons Green Library 11:00-12:00

Tuesday 29 August    

 

Wednesday 30 August

A Day at the Zoo
Winterbourne Library 2-3pm

Thursday 31 August

Undercover Animals
Emersons Green Library 2 – 4pm

Saturday 16 September

Finish activities & crafts
Filton Library 2 – 2:30pm
Thornbury Library 10 – 4pm
Winterbourne Library 10 – 4pm

 

 Rhymetimes and Storytimes

Keep young children entertained with free pre-school storytimes and rhymetimes throughout the holiday. Visit Library activities for babies and young children | South Gloucestershire Council for details.

**Complimentary child’s ticket for Wild Place Project available while stocks last. Tickets expire 30 May 2018. 

The fun doesn’t stop when the summer holidays end – libraries run free activities for children throughout the year including Chatterbooks reading groups and holiday activities as well as having a fantastic selection of books to read all year round.

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