Wychwood Library update

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is now in full swing! It’s not too late to join! Children can take part at Wychwood Library or any other Oxfordshire Library from 10th July to 11th September 2021.  This year the Challenge is celebrating nature, and as they read, the children will help the Wild World Heroes save and improve their local environment. Children will be encouraged to read at least sixlibrary books of their choice over the summer holidays.  As they read, they collect stickers (some smelly) and rewards.  If they complete the Challenge, they will be rewarded with a Wild World Hero medal, certificate and keyring, and this year will be entered into a countywide prize draw.  It’s fun! It’s free! It’s local! Our overall aim is to encourage children to carry on reading over the long summer holiday and at the same time have some fun! 

Activities for children

Government permitting, we will be running a series of exciting nature themed sessions for children over the holidays. We plan to hold these sessions every Thursday in August. Please contact us for more details.

Wychwood Local History Society exhibition

A big thank you to the Wychwood Local History Society for their fabulous exhibition of photographs of the High Street over Local History Month in May. It proved very popular with our customers as well as passers by. A Short History of the High Street by John Bennett, is still available at the library (£2); it gives locals and tourists alike a fascinating insight into how the buildings of the High Street have changed over time. If you are interested in joining the society, please take a look at their website: www.wychwoodshistory.uk.

I am delighted to announce that the winners of the Local History Society Colouring Competition, launched to coincide with the exhibition, are Joshua Hope (age 8) and Belle King (age 10). A big well done to you both!

Remember joining the library is free and well worth the effort! See www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries for more information and current opening times.

Marianne Ferrero

August-September 2021