Gruffalo helps inspire young bookworms

Published on: 03 Mar 2014

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THE Gruffalo was a huge hit when he dropped in at Emersons Green Library to celebrate National Libraries Week.

About 150 children and their parents turned up for a story session with the creature from Julia Donaldson’s story, which has become a modern classic.

They also had the chance to have photos taken with The Grufflao.

Earlier in the week, the library played host to BBC Radio Bristol presenter Laura Rawlings, who broadcast her afternoon show live from a rainy Emersons Green.

She met members of a walking group, knitting group and teen reading group based at the library as well as a pop-up book group that had read and discussed the Susan Hill book The Beacon.

Laura also talked to local author Ali Bacon and Daily Mail columnist and writer of children’s books Bel Mooney.

Staple Hill Library held events for school children during the week and held the Ten Bench Poetry Trail Challenge, in which families toured the area reading poems along the way,

Downend Library held Ancestry taster sessions and displayed a selection of local history material that is not usually on show.

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