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Mischief Makers -Summer Reading Challenge 2018 in Libraries
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved comic, Beano. It’s totally free and children have to sign up and visit their library 3 times over the summer and read 6 books to complete the Challenge. They will receive a collector poster, to record their progress and keep a record of their Summer reading Challenge journey. As they read their books they will receive scratch and sniff stickers and incentives plus a medal and certificate on completion. All 39 libraries and the Mobile Library in Gloucestershire will run the Challenge from 14th July until 8th September - 10,000 children took part last year in the County so we hope even more will take part this year! Pop in and join up to get your free goodies!
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips, supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material by expert writers, thousands of stills, posters and press books and an education zone for schools.
Incorporating the Archive of African American Music, The European Blues Association (EBA) promotes performances of African American Music in its many forms; provides participative educational activities for young people and adults; encourages research into African American Music and its cultural heritage, and in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, facilitates study and discussion of issues related to the development of Black Music and its relationships with pop music and culture.
Listen to over 608,000 tracks of Classical, Jazz, Blues, World and Chinese music and access biographies of composers, discographies, opera synopses and libretti, and educational resources for GCSE and A-Level.