Our first batch of 2021 Jesmond Calendars sold out within a few days, so we have ordered some more. If you would like to reserve a copy or copies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. They cost £5 each.
The organisers of the Toffee Apple Ted Trail 2020 have provided us with this report. Many thanks for all their hard work, which provided a fabulous distraction during the Autumn half term week.
“Despite the rather damp half term weather many children and grown ups enjoyed finding the teddies. We are very grateful to all 27 hosts who gave window space (or in two cases a wall and a garden!) to the cute and sometimes scary characters. A map with the Teddy hiding places revealed is now in Jesmond Library window.
We had one rather sad casualty during the week. For reasons we will never understand Bosky Bear was assaulted and mugged! Somebody (or bodies) stole his toffee apples and broke his right hedge arm. This happened towards the end of the week and his owner was able to carry out some emergency first aid.
Two families sent in some lovely photographs which you can see if you visit the Jesmond Library Facebook page.
The Trail Team send their best wishes to you all. Stay well and safe.”
Congratulations to the winners of the Oxfam Book Shop/Jesmond Library Children’s Book Review competition! They are Michael Pearson for his review of “Private Peaceful” by Michael Morpurgo, Benji Lawrence, who chose “Flember – The Secret Book” by Jamie Smart, Nikita Alajar, who liked “The Enchanted Wood” by Enid Blyton, and Halle Olive Critchley, who enjoyed “Slime” by David Walliams. All the winners will receive book tokens.
The deadline for entries to the Children’s Book Review Competition has been extended to 30 June 2020, and the competition is now open to all Primary School children in Years 2 to 6. Just write a one page review of your favourite book, explaining why other children should read it. Include a picture, if you like. And submit it by 30 June to email@example.com . The competition is organised jointly by Oxfam Books and Music and the Friends of Jesmond Library, for the Jesmond Community Festival.
The guided walk planned as part of the festival has been postponed until after the lockdown, possible until the 2021 festival, but if you can’t wait to explore Reid Park Road and The Grove, possibly during your “exercise hour”, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of John North’s walking notes!
The 2020 Glorious Gardens Competition has been re-launched. There will be four categories, for pocket gardens (approx 2.5 x 4 m), larger gardens, wildlife-friendly gardens, and community gardens. For further information email Greeningjesmond@hotmail.com or telephone Wendy Young on 07946 298 983. The closing date for entries is Sunday 15 June.