Thursday 13 September 2012

Sunflowers in September

Rachel and Martin under Rachel's winning sunflower

On Saturday 8th September there was a lovely prize giving at the library for the winner of the sunflower competition and for the reading challenge. Many thanks to all those children who planted sunflowers and brightened up the library garden and to Nicola Rotton for being the garden coordinator this year and organising the planting back in March.

The prize for the tallest sunflower was a signed book by celebrated children’s author Martin Jenkins. Martin is a conservation biologist, and his books include “Ape”, “Grandma Elephant’s in Charge”, “The Emperor’s Egg”, and “Chameleons Are Cool”. He was there in person on Saturday 8th to give out the prizes and join in the fun.

Sunday 22 April 2012

'Saving the little wretches"

On Thursday 26th April, Clare Mulley will be giving a talk at Rock Road Library about her biography of Eglantyne Jebb, who founded Save the Children.

All welcome 7:30 - 9pm, free admission.
Retiring collection to cover costs.

This event is organised by the Friends of Rock Road Library.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Dickens evening

Thursday 22 March 2012
An evening with Dickens....the Friends of Rock Road Library invite you to an evening with Dickens, 8pm Thursday 22 March at the Rock Road Library, presented by local actor Geoff Hales. Entry is free, donations welcome.

Saturday 10 December 2011

Christmas Cheer - 10th December 2011

Christmas Cheer....The Friends of Rock Road Library provided mince pies and hot drinks at the library today as well as running a book stall and having a festive fairy tale storytime for children. Many thanks to Catherine Bentham for taking a lead in organising this and to all those who helped out. Rock Road Library will now be closed for a week while a new self-service point is installed and the issue desk is it will be the beginning of a new chapter for the library....

Saturday 8 October 2011

The Big Draw

A BIG thank you to the  illustators Adrian Reynolds and Alexis Deacon who came to share their love of drawing with children at Rock Road Library today.

Thanks too to all the volunteers who helped made the day a success and the library staff who were so helpful.

Saturday 10 September 2011

Rock Road Library Garden in September

Thanks to the Beavers for planting sunflowers in the Rock Road Library Garden - these have produced lots of seeds to encourage more birds into the garden.
This year the trees in the garden produced a few apples for the first time. A small basket of eating apples is available in the library for people to help themselves to and hopefully there will be more next year. A bag of cooking apples were also given to Pauline the library supervisor.