‘Dreams is full of mystery and magic . . . . Do not try to understand them.’ Roald Dahl, The BFG
Armed with pens, pencils, stickers and googly eyes, the children got creative as they drew and wrote down their dreams to be hung in bottles on our Wish Tree. We saw all sorts of ideas, from owning an animal sanctuary to building fantastic things out of Lego. The end result was a dream collection that the BFG would have been proud of!
Children, staff and volunteers alike also embraced the spirit of the Big Friendly Read by dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters. One of the most impressive costumes came from Ellis, one of the young volunteers, who transformed herself into a very blueberry-like Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Today I came to the library. We have been writing down our dreams and decorating bottles. We even made snozcumbers. Learning ‘frogscottle’ took quite a bit of research.”
The event was a fitting celebration of the Summer Reading Challenge as the end of the holidays draws near. Many people have already completed the challenge, and the Jubilee board of finishers is slowly filling up. For people who still need to collect prizes, the Challenge will continue until Roald Dahl Day on Tuesday 13 September, and those who visit Jubilee Library soon will get to see the Wish Tree in place.
For a full set of photos from the event please visit our Flickr page