Sunday, 14 September 2014

Molesey Library is packed out for Love Your Library Day

Molesey Library was the place to be on Saturday September 13th for the second annual Love Your Library Day. Coffee and cake was served in the morning and visitors had a chance to find out about activities the library offers, from rhyme time sessions for children to computer classes for adults.

In the afternoon the building was ready to burst as scores of children and their parents all descended for the summer reading challenge awards ceremony. West Molesey county councillor Ernest Mallett and the Worshipful Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Barry Fairbank, presented a certificate and a medal to each child and many also went away with a sticker and a balloon.

Friends of Molesey Library chairman, Pauline Morozgalska, said: "It was a very special day for the children and their parents and a great way to celebrate their reading achievements during the Summer. We were a bit taken aback by the numbers – about 110 children plus their parents. This was about twice the number who attended last year. However, once the medal presentation started everything went smoothly and I thought the atmosphere was very positive and parents appreciated the efforts made on behalf of the children."

Visitors had a chance to enjoy the garden, which has recently had new benches installed paid for by Mr Mallett from his county councillor budget and topped up with money from the Friends.

One thing the day highlighted was that Molesey Library would benefit from more space, particularly in the children's library area and the Friends are looking into the possibility of extending the building. We will update on progress on this website.



Monday, 8 September 2014

Love Your Library Day is this Saturday

Come along and join us for our 2nd Day. A day when our whole community can celebrate our library. You will find a warm welcome during the morning at a Coffee Morning. You may surprised at the number of activities that take place in library, get some information about our programme of Author Events and you may like to join the Friends.

The Friends and staff are thrilled that so many children in Molesey have taken part in the challenge that a special presentation ceremony has been arranged during the afternoon. We are delighted that the Mayor and Mayoress of Elmbridge and Mr. Ernest Mallet, representing Surrey Council, who will present the children who have completed the Summer Reading Challenge with medals and certificates.

 Love Your Library Times as follows

10.00 – 12.00 – Coffee Morning

2.30 – 4.00 – Presentation Ceremony for children who have completed the Magical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

We look forward to seeing you