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Meet the Librarian

Meet the Librarian

My name is Catherine and I have been working for Shropshire Libraries for 20 years – first as a library assistant and now as a Team Librarian.
How long have you been involved in the Summer Reading Challenge?
My first day of working in a librar… read more

9 August 2022

Make your own Blue Peter Bookmark!

Make your own Blue Peter Bookmark!

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Did you miss our Summer Reading Challenge ambassadors Max and Harvey on Blue Peter last Friday?
They visited the famous Blue Peter Garden to compete in a Gadgeteers themed quiz and made their own scratch away bookmarks!
Catch up now on BBC iPlay… read more

9 August 2022

Meet The Gadgeteers: Ajay

Meet The Gadgeteers: Ajay

Meet Ajay! 
Ajay knows a lot about gardening and the environment.
He has even created a way to grow vegetables with very little soil! Find out how in our awesome Area Cards, produced with Science Museum Group.
Ajay’s super skill is perseverance… read more

8 August 2022

Meet The Gadgeteers: Eddie

Meet The Gadgeteers: Eddie

Introducing Eddie! 
Eddie loves to play games and dance.
Her special skill is problem solving! This comes in handy at the Gadgeteers party when Eddie puts kinetic tiles on the dancefloor to use everyone’s cool dance moves to generate energy! 
F… read more

8 August 2022

Meet The Gadgeteers: Leo

Meet The Gadgeteers: Leo

Say hi to Leo! 
Leo is obsessed with music!
He’s learning to play the drums with his older sister and has found a handy way to amplify the sound from his phone to play music at a party. 
His special skill is communication – he’s great at explai… read more

1 August 2022

Meet The Gadgeteers: James

Meet The Gadgeteers: James

Introducing James! 
James loves fashion and enjoys drawing. You'll never see him without his trusty sketchbook.
His super skill is imagination – he’s always coming up with new ideas!
This comes in handy for helping people choose clothes for the… read more

21 July 2022