Morley Memorial School Fête this afternoon

feteToday, Saturday July 6, Morley Memorial Primary School holds its annual school fête.

There is something for everyone: face-painting, bouncy castles and trampolines for the under 8s, arts and crafts for the creative types, and plenty of scope for finding a bargain or something special from the various stalls, which include local businesses such as Phoenix Cards and Orchard Toys.

There will also be a wide range of stalls selling plants, cakes white elephant, books and toys.

Morley fêtes are well known for their great range of international food, with dishes from different parts of the world. This year, the school is welcoming special guests from Inder’s Kitchen.

1.00-3.30pm, Blinco Grove.

Bears, benches and books

Rock Road Library is looking set to be a bit of a bear garden this Saturday.

First off, there’s the regular Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for young children. These events are run by two lively and inspiring storytellers, Judith and Judy. The number of children grows every time: what more can I say?

Next is a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, organized by the Friends of Rock Road Library. Bears and their owners will get to see the new garden benches for the first time, as they will be unveiled at the picnic. These are no ordinary benches, but the first democratically elected benches I have heard of. Normally people get elected to se

Bookstart Bear

ats, but these benches were voted for by local people, when presented with a choice of different bench designs last year.

The latest news is that a celebrity bear is visiting to join in the fun  – the Bookstart Bear, whom you’ll know if you have young children, as Bookstart Bear is the mascot of the Bookstart reading programme for babies and toddlers. Bookstart Bear will be unveiling the new benches as well as meeting children.

So here is the programme:

10.30 Rhymetime

11.00 Storytime

11.30 Picnic in the library garden and unveiling of the new benches

Children should bring a rug, a picnic and their favourite teddy bear or other furry friend.

Community Library Assistant wanted for Rock Road Library

Are you a ‘people person’? Rock Road Library is advertising for a Community Library Assistant, to work for 14.5 hours a week. For details, see here.

The postholder will be working with community groups, so customer services experience is sought, as well as a passion for libraries and what they can offer.

Buy your holiday reading now!

The Friends of Rock Road Library ran a bookstall at the Morley Memorial summer fête recently.

There are some good books left over, which are touring a few Friends’ houses in the hope they’ll find good homes locally. A few boxes will be outside my house in Holbrook Road as soon as the weather looks safe enough. Do pop by and take a look – money through the letterbox please.