This week, as a reward for all their hard work during the year, seven very excited Library Monitors headed into Taunton with Mrs Marcuccilli and Mrs Willmott for their end of year treat.

The first stop was Taunton Library, where librarian Christina told the children all about the annual Summer Reading Challenge which takes place in public libraries across the country. Through this initiative, children are challenged to read six books over the summer holidays, receiving rewards along the way, which ultimately results in a final medal! To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge, please click here.

We also found out about some rather unexpected activities that take place in our local libraries. The children were surprised to hear things like comic book workshops, computer game design, lego clubs, coding and sometimes even drumming.

Next, Christina showed us around the Glass Box, which is home to a mind-boggling array of gadgets that help to inspire creativity and develop technological and digital skills. The children were mesmerised by the 3D printer as it “printed” little models millimetre by millimetre. They also loved the 3D pen which was used to great effect by Mrs Willmott.

We then made our way over to Waterstones bookshop where the monitors selected some new books for our Prep and Pre Prep libraries, before finally rounding off the trip with a frothy hot chocolate at the local café. All in all, a tremendous time!

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