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Suffolk Libraries provides family fun at Latitude Festival

Suffolk Libraries bookstand at Latitude Festival

Last weekend saw the return of the Suffolk Libraries stand at the Latitude Festival held at Henham Park, providing fun family activities in the Children’s Area of the festival.

It was our 15th year at the festival, and there were lots of fun animal-themed activities to get involved with to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme of Wild World Heroes. Our team also gave out free children’s books to promote the challenge.

From crafting squirrel tails to constructing a giant hedgehog, and even a visit from a meerkat on the last day of the festival, the tent was filled with excitement throughout the weekend.

Our presence at Latitude Festival marked the first week of our Big Catch Up campaign to showcase the range of activities that our libraries offer across the county. Libraries are now fully open and are back to running regular events for all ages.

Sarah Sparkes, Library and Information advisor at Beccles Library, said:

It was lovely to be back at Latitude this year representing Suffolk Libraries!  A real good feel good factor to be with people having fun after such a long lockdown. Each day the library team dressed as British wildlife to support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme of Wild World Heroes, inclding butterflies, bees, spiders, and a frog! It was so nice seeing old friends working together as a team and making new friends. 

Thank you to everyone who came by and said hello to the team and got involved with the fun!