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Summer Reading Challenge 2012

Can you read six books over the summer holidays?

The Summer Reading Challenge for 2012Your local libraries are running this great challenge for children aged 4 – 11 years over the summer of 2012 – watch out for Story Labs events during the summer months.

All you have to do is read six books over the holiday. Libraries taking part are linking their promotions to some great events and there are prizes too!

The trailer below tells you more…

You can see more about the Summer Reading Challenge on the web pages of The Reading Agency here.

There are 97% of the  libraries in the UK sharing the event – so there’s bound to be one near you and your family.

Happy summer reading…. 

Story Sack Project comes to Marham…

Help with getting your children to read.

Fun making objects to support your storytelling.

Make their imaginations visible!

We think you’ll love it – have a look at our Story Sacks Project page for more details about the events starting in May 2011.

Are you strong?

Can you help in our Community Library?We are moving some furniture and books around in the library!

If we could get some helpful volunteers to support us in this process that would be great. Our aim is to improve accessibility to our books and library services, as well as give you some more space to sit, read and think whilst you’re in our space.

If you can help (…you don’t need to be Charles Atlas really…) thank you so much.

Please make contact with Sam in the libary to arrange how we can work together as a team on the world of books.

Sam’s Selection – featured author this month

The writer and photographer Ifeoma OnyefuluIfeoma Onyefulu is a children’s author, photographer and writer from Nigeria.

Currently living in London, Ifeoma travels widely, particularly in Africa, to get ideas and stimulation for the writing of her books.

Using her photographic skills, Ifeoma creates wonderfully illustrated stories for children, which echo the landscapes and cultures that she has travelled through.

Ifeoma travels with her children and her camera.  Her photo-stories shine a light on the people she meets and offer us the reader, a great insight into other cultures, countries and people.

You can read more about Ifeoma’s work on her web page… http://www.ifeomaonyefulu.co.uk/

Ifeoma has recently completed a lengthy trip to Timbuktu and has a blog about her experiences of travel, writing and her photography. You can read her blog here...


World Book Day

Don’t forget that March 3rd is World Book Day 2011.

The project has a great web site, packed full of ideas, particularly for children. The web pages also contain some great reading and learning resources for children, both pre-school and primary school children.

Have you got an event planned, or does your local school? Then catch up with this years events here

Welcome to our Library Blog

Getting the most from books as a family

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library…

Jorge Luis Borge – Argentine writer, poet and essayist.


These are the new web pages for the Community Library at Marham designed to stimulate your interest in good writing and to help the imaginations of the younger members of our community to grow.

Whether you like new fiction, old favourites or your children are passionate about great stories, meeting authors or finding new picture books – we will feature them all here on our pages.

We will have our regular features too. Sam’s Selection – what’s interesting at the moment in our library. Our featured author post, as well as news of library events around and about in the County.

Of course, we won’t forget parent and carer reading and intend to feature some great web links to help you and your family become a ‘reading family’ too.

We are moving some of our furniture and books to make for a more accessible space in the library. Watch these pages for news of new projects and events around books and family reading.

See you in the library…