Catching book bug at library

PUBLISHED: 17:15 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:41 31 May 2010

Go Wild.

Go Wild.

FUN of the creepy crawly kind was had at a wild for wildlife event at Saffron Walden Library on Monday. Martin Rapley – The Bugman – took his Big Bug Experience to the King s Street library as part of 12-stop county wide tour during half term. And it prov

FUN of the creepy crawly kind was had at a wild for wildlife event at Saffron Walden Library on Monday.

Martin Rapley - The Bugman - took his Big Bug Experience to the King's Street library as part of 12-stop county wide tour during half term.

And it proved a great success in Saffron Walden, with the library welcoming almost 500 more visitors than usual over the two-hour period.

Customer services supervisor, Ruth Stickley, who helped organised the Essex Libraries-run event, said: "The children really enjoyed it and got the chance to hold a live tarantula and a scorpion, among other bugs.

"It is an unusual event to get into the library but a nice one as it encourages more people to pop in. We had a few new joiners as well, and people who haven't been for a while."

The Big Bug Experience included story time, treasure trail around the library, activity sheets, books and other resources for visitors to find out more about bugs and wildlife.

"It was so well attended that hopefully we can do it again in the future," added Ms Stickley.


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