31 October 2014

Families who took part in a range of new arts and craft activities over the summer through Northamptonshire libraries have been invited to a special presentation event to celebrate their new skills.

Seventeen families participated in the programme, which invited children and their parents to try crafts including willow weaving, stop motion animation and puppet making at Duston, St James and Daventry libraries.

Well-deserved award

The 23 children involved will receive a Discover Arts Award in recognition of their achievements.

Cllr Robin Brown, county council cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “This project offered families a wonderful opportunity to try new things and learn some fantastic new skills.

“This was also a good way to showcase the vast array of activities and services on offer at Northamptonshire libraries which can be enjoyed by people across the county.”

One parent who participated in the project at St James Library said: “Not only have me and my girls had the opportunity to try new crafts, but we have learnt a lot in the process.

“What a fantastic use of library space and resources. I will definitely be using the library service more often, it is a real focal point for the community.”

Partnership project

The arts project was delivered by Family Learning in conjunction with Northamptonshire libraries and was funded by the young people’s charity the Mighty Creatives.