The cards are distributed to all primary age school children and grant them admission to MNH sites during the summer holidays.
This year, as part of the Family Library’s Summer Reading Scheme on the theme of We Be Pirates, young readers can look for five pirate phrases hidden in Manx National Heritage venues – and then fill them in on the papers they received when they signed up for the scheme.
Librarian-in-charge Mary Cousins said: ‘We are delighted that our friends at Manx National Heritage have teamed up with us for the Summer Reading Scheme.
‘Of course, as well as the fun in searching for the pirate phrases, it’s another good reason to visit the many MNH sites during the summer holidays, making a perfect trip for the whole family.’
The five venues where the pirate phrases are hidden are the Manx Museum in Douglas; Cregneash, Grove Museum near Ramsey; the House of Manannan in Peel and the Nautical Museum in Castletown.
There is still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Scheme runs until September 10 and there will be plenty more activities announced over the summer.
This week, July 26-30, is a game launch double points week. From August 9-19, the library will be staging a Ship-Shape Challenge, also known as the Pirate Olympics.
Other events on the horizon include a pirate picnic, Jolly Music Sea Shanties, pirate joke day, pirate dress-up and much more. Details will be nearer to the events.
Keep your eye on the Family Library’s page on Facebook and www.familylibrary.im to stay up to date with details
- The Family Library is next to the children’s playground in Westmoreland Road, Douglas. It operates as a charity and also runs the Mobile Library and a Schools Service. To keep up to date on the summer reading scheme and to find out more about the services available, check out the Family Library page on Facebook or visit www.familylibrary.im or call the library on 640650.
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