Phew what a week. It saw me and the Children’s Librarian visiting four South Lakes’ small branch libraries to provide drop-in craft activities for local children. Here’s Red all loaded and ready to roll, perhaps our little stowaway gives a clue as to what we are going to make….
Sedbergh was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This bustling little market town (it was market day when we arrived so I can vouch for both the market and the bustling) retains its Yorkshire heritage by sitting just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the foot of the Howgill Fells on the north bank of the River Rawthey. As you can imagine this makes it a beautiful part of the world and me a lucky so and so for living and working around here.
Sedbergh is called a Book Town because of the number and range of second-hand book shops dotted about its narrow streets. But you can’t get much more bookish than the library and Sedbergh has a wonderful little library now run by my very good friend AW. As you can see she made us really welcome. It was a great start to our Batty Bat Hat trail and as we travelled on to Arnside, Milnthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale libraries we left a shimmer of sequins and a cloud of bats in our wake.
Aren’t they great.
The next couple of weeks will see us at the bigger libraries adding to the ever growing colony of South Lakeland Batty Bats. If you want to know more about what’s on at libraries all over Cumbria this link to Cumbria Libraries Facebook may prove handy. It’s going to be hectic and we may well be ‘batty’ at the end of it but it is most certainly the best part of our job.
P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the needle felting…although it may not be a Dodo! Night night.