Two hundred and one children joined Onchan Library’s ‘Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge’, an event held in libraries throughout The British Isles.
The theme was monsters and horror and participants have been collecting smelly stickers, batty bookmarks, bags and medals as rewards for reading six books over the summer holidays.
Children still have until September 14 to complete their challenge of reading the books.
Margaret Hunter of the Manx Bat Group visited the library for one of the sessions and, along with regular readings, there were competitions based on monster themes.
Andrew Jones from sponsor Skandia presented some competition prizes last week.
Many of the monsters and pictures are on display in the Library until September 14.
Skandia has sponsored summer reading schemes at Onchan Library for the past seven years. It has already promised its support for next year’s summer reading challenge, which has a myths and legends theme. The library is planning to give it a local twist as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations in 2014.
The attached group photograph shows the winners: (back row) Andrew Jones, Skandia, (middle row) Abigail Campbell, age 6; Noah Campbell, age 4; Bonnie Winrow, age 3, Lauren Winrow, age 6, Megan Butler, age 5, Imogen Cowell, age 4, (front row) Gabriel Campbell, Edie Reimer, age 3. All are children from The Storytime Nursery.
The prize winners were: Monster Hunt: Imogen Cowell, Age 4
Monster Colouring: Joanne Hewitt, Age 7, Megan Butler, Age 5, Bonnie Winrow, Age 3
Monster Making: First, Sophie and Sarah Long, age 9 and 7; Second, Fynn and Malane Bradley, age 5 and 2; Third, Ethan Quirk and Connor Clinton, age 11 & 10; Runners-Up: Lucia Murphy ,age 4, Edie Reimer, age 3, Abigail and Noah Campbell, age 6 and 4, Aaron, Bee Hive Nursery; Group Prize: Storytime Nursery, Onchan.