Press release: Family Library time travellers are well read

Time Machine drawing

Young time travellers have had a school holiday of reading and exploring as part of the Family Library’s Summer Reading Scheme.

The annual reading scheme proved a hit once more with the youngsters.

This year, the theme was The Time Machine, taking inspiration from the H. G. Wells classic and transporting bookworms back to the Victorian period..

One of the tasks was to search for hidden Time Machine depictions at Manx National Heritage sites and then collect all the different Time Machine colours before handing them in to the library.

Librarian in charge Mary Cousins said: ‘We’ve had a lot of Time Machines back to us as the children seemed to really enjoying exploring the MNH sites.’

The reading part of the challenge involve reading five books and getting badges for each stage and then a certificate at the end.

Children were also able to read the ‘diary entries’ of two different families from the Victorian period, given them a flavour of life for the middle class and working class in that era.

To celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Scheme, a party is being held for those who completed the challenge on Saturday, September 13, from 10.30am-11.30am. The party is being held in the Family Library, which is next to the playground in Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

You can keep up to date with all the events at the Family Library by visiting its website – which has details of all the resources available from the Family Library and the Mobile Family Library – and by visiting the Family Library’s page on Facebook.

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