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Local Food Partners Local Food Partners

 

UKHarvest - UKHarvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation and education charity, eliminating hunger and food waste.

 

They will be at the following locations on the dates below with walk-by stands offering giveaways and goodies. Please drop by!


Crawley library

10.30am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 6 April
Thursday 8 April
Thursday 15 April


Broadfield library

10.00am -12.30pm
Tuesday 6 April
Tuesday 13 April


Bognor Regis library

10.30am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 6 April
Thursday 8 April
Tuesday 13 April
Thursday 15 April


Durrington library

2.00pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 13 April


Lancing library

10.30am - 2.00pm
Thursday 15 April


Littlehampton library

10.30am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 6 April
Tuesday 13 April
Thursday 15 April


Selsey library

2.00pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 6 April
Tuesday 13 April

 

Homefield Park Worthing

Thursday 8 April
10.30am - 2.00pm

Storytime Online Storytime Online

The Disgusting Sandwich

 

 

 

Written by Gareth Edwards, illustrated by Hannah Shaw and published by Scholastic.

 

 

 

Bear Moves

 

 

Written by Ben Bailey Smith, illustrated by Sav Akyuz and published by Walker Books.

 

 

 

Recipe for a Story

 

Video coming soon

 

Written and illustrated by Ella Burfoot and published by Macmillan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti Hunters

 

Video coming soon

 

Written and illustrated by Morag Hood and published by Two Hoots.

 

 

Waste And Recycling Waste And Recycling

 

Friends Of The Earth – Everything you need to know about food waste and how we can stop it.

 

Love Food Hate Waste – Looks at ways we can reduce food waste, including useful recipes.

 

Wastebusters – aim is to inspire and empower children to care for the environment.

 

The West Sussex Waste Partnership - The West Sussex Waste Partnership is looking to tackle food waste in the first instance through the Fight Against Food Waste prevention campaign.

Family Corner Group Family Corner Group

 

Join our West Sussex Libraries - Family Corner Facebook group - a place where the whole family can come together to share stories, sing songs and enjoy all that libraries have to offer.

 

It includes weekly online Rhyme Time and Storytime sessions, latest book and library news, special events and brilliant ways to keep children and young people enjoying books and reading.

Booktrust Booktrust

BookTrust is the largest reading charity in the UK and works to inspire a love of reading in children. This site provides themed lists for children of all ages. An online Book Finder app lets you access recommendations by selecting an age group and genre.

 

Fruit and vegetables booklist - It can be difficult to persuade little ones to eat their greens or munch on some fruit - but books might help! 

Holiday Activities and Food Holiday Activities and Food

More stories and activities coming soon. Please keep checking back to see what's new.

 

 Catch up with other videos you may have missed from the Holidays Activities and Food Programme on our YouTube playlist.

Special Storytime Online Special Storytime Online

We hope you enjoy this reading of The Disgusting Sandwich, written by Gareth Edwards, illustrated by Hannah Shaw and published by Scholastic.

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy this reading of Bear Moves, written by Ben Bailey Smith, illustrated by Sav Akyuz and published by Walker Books.

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy this reading of Recipe for a Story, written and illustrated by Ella Burfoot and published by Macmillan.

 

Video coming soon

 

 

We hope you enjoy this reading of Spaghetti Hunters, written and illustrated by Morag Hood and published by Two Hoots.

 

Video coming soon

 

 

Catch up with other Storytime Online videos  and more from the Holidays Activities and Food Programme in our YouTube playlist.

 

All of these sessions are subtitled. To see the subtitles on the songs and stories on this page click the small box underlined in red at the bottom of the screen which appears once you start playing the video. To see the subtitles on the additional songs or stories on the playlist on YouTube click the cc icon at the bottom of the screen.

Story Magic Online Story Magic Online

Welcome to Story Magic online!

 

We hope you enjoy our Story Magic Online: The Little Seed, a Bag Books Story. These are fun and suitable for everyone but especially brilliant for children with additional needs.


To take part in this multi-sensory story you may like to gather a few of the following items from around the home to use as props to help bring the story alive and engage with the senses.

 

The items we will be using for this story are:

 

  1. 2 metal spoons to rattle together
  2. A pot/bowl and seed/stone from an Avocado/Peach
  3. Spray water bottle / Sponge with a little dish of water
  4. Cut a circle of foil or cover a paper plate with foil
  5. Little pot with lid and a small leaf inside eg: spinach
  6. Musical bells/shaker
  7. Ball of wool/twine/string to unravel
  8. Beaded necklace
  9. Twig with leaves

 

If you don’t have an item at home you could swap it for another!

 

 

 

 

Why not also visit Bag Books to see some of their DIY stories too?

 

Catch up with previous Story Magic Online videos in our YouTube playlist.

 

All of these sessions are subtitled. To see the subtitles on the songs on this page click the small box underlined in red at the bottom of the screen which appears once you start playing the video. To see the subtitles on the additional songs on the playlist on YouTube click the cc icon at the bottom of the screen.

Special Rhyme Time Online Special Rhyme Time Online

Join us for two special Rhyme Time Online sessions as part of the Holiday Activity and Food project.

 

We usually offer at least one Rhyme Time or Toddler Time from each of our 36 libraries every week and many also hold Storytimes, so while library sessions are suspended, we are finding ways to bring rhymes and stories to you at home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also watch past Rhyme Times on our YouTube channel. Come and join in the fun!

 

Professor Pete's Science Activities Professor Pete's Science Activities

 Join Professor Pete for some exciting food science experiments.

 

 

 

 

Food and Gardening Books Food and Gardening Books

Are you famished for a good read? Why not feast on these delightful books!

 

Have a look at our great booklists on food topics including, Growing Food, Stories about Food and Fun with Food!

 

Also, below are just a few of the books available on Food and Gardening from your local library.

0340634790
Author: French, Vivian
Year: 1995
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
ISBN: 9780340634790, 0340634790
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0241196884
Year: 2015
Format: Hardback
Class no: J641.5
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
ISBN: 9780241196885, 0241196884
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0241382637
Year: 2019
Format: Paperback
Class no: J635
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Limited
ISBN: 9780241382639
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0099200619
Author: Burningham, John
Year: 2000
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Red Fox
ISBN: 9780099200611, 0099200619
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0007355912
Author: Seuss, Dr
Year: 2010
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007355914
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0099724219
Author: Dahl, Roald
Year: 1996
Format: Paperback
Class no: J641.5
ISBN: 9780099724216, 0099724219
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184939251X
Author: Brown, Ruth
Year: 2010
Format: Hardback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Andersen Press
ISBN: 9781849392518
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1509827439
Author: Hendra, Sue
Author: Linnet, Paul
Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781509827435
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0140569324
Author: Carle, Eric
Year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140569322, 0140569324
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1407148109
Author: Strathie, Chae
Year: 2016
Format: Paperback
Class no: PIC
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407148106
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Our Activities Our Activities

Are you ready to take part in our fun Easter Holiday activities?

 

Make a start  by colouring in our leaf design! How many shades of green will you need?

 

Have a go at our growing activities. Can you work out these puzzles or grow your own cress head?

 

Why not try some cooking!  Make your own delicious beanburger or these sweet potato brownies.

 

Or get creative and design a meal for a monster or some wonky veg!

 

Have a go at Professor Pete’s fun science experiments! Take your pick from Diver in a Bottle, Egg DropGruesome Glue,  or Lava Lamp. Or try all four!

 

See how many birds and animals you can spot with this RSPB guide.

 

Enter our competition to make the world’s most disgusting or healthiest sandwich!  Hand your design into your local library by Saturday 17 April.

 

Feeling hungry? Try making these delicious energy bars. Or try eating more vegetables with this yummy pie recipe.

 

Have a look at this Eatwell menu planner and help your grown-ups decide what shopping you need for the week.

 

How many words can you find in this Food Waste wordsearch?  Or have a go at these food activity sheets. Can you work out the answers? Don't forget to hand your quiz into your local library by Saturday 17 April.

 

 

Food Based Activities Food Based Activities

  

 

 

 

 

 

The Gruffalo website  - make your own Gruffalo crumble and more!

 

 

 

 

 

Monster Max's cookbook - inspired by "Spider Sandwiches" written by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Sue Hendra and published by Bloomsbury

 

 

 

 

Roald Dahl website - try out some of your own Revolting Recipes.

 

BBC logo

BBC Food - I can Cook - learn more about food and cook up some tasty treats!

 

BBC CBeebies - cooking and baking with children

Keeping Fit, Strong And Healthy Keeping Fit, Strong And Healthy

Active Sussex - Active Sussex’s main aim is to increase participation in sport and physical activity at a local level.

 

Albion in the Community – the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

 

Change4life  - easy ways to eat well and move more.

 

Join in with Fearne Cotton’s Yoga Babies (Andersen Press): 

 

 

 

Kitchen Disco Singalong (Based on Claire Foges book, Faber & Faber):

 

 

West Sussex Town and Village Guides – find a local walk to keep fit.

Other Activities Other Activities

Phoenix Comics Skills Hub - Here you'll find videos and instructions for how to draw everything from superheroes to monsters, buildings and more, all from professional Phoenix Creators! 

Wellbeing Hubs Wellbeing Hubs

 

West Sussex Wellbeing - The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. Visit the website to find your local Wellbeing Hub to get advice and support.

Gardening Activities Gardening Activities

RHS logo

 

Royal Horticultural Society Family Activities - have fun outside whatever the weather!

 

 

Transition Horsham - A community group of local Horsham area residents who are concerned about the effects that climate change and other environmental and economic problems will have on our lives in the near and medium future. Find out more about their community allotment.

 

Staying Safe Online Staying Safe Online

 

Don't forget to stay safe online. For the latest advice, guidance and information:
 

   

 
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