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