Lift off for Library Lunches in Efford

Plymouth Community Homes’ Communities Team have been working with local libraries offering craft sessions as part of the wider Library Lunch initiative.

In conjunction with Plymouth City Council’s Library Lunch programme, where CATERed have been preparing free lunches every Wednesday across Plymouth’s libraries, PCH have been encouraging families to get crafty over the summer holidays.

At Efford Library, children and families spent their lunch time creating space rockets. After plenty of cutting, colouring and sticking the rockets were ready to launch to ‘Mars’ as children enjoyed aiming them towards the planet.

PCH Communities Worker Ryan said: “The children have all had a go at cutting out their own rocket and getting it ready for launch. It has been great fun and everyone has been so creative with their designs.

“Library Lunches is a brilliant initiative, food fuels learning and creativity so a healthy lunch is really important, even during the school holidays.”

Every Wednesday in August children can pick up a free lunch, supplied by PCH partners Womble Bond Dickinson and ITEC and join in with family friendly activities. Lunches will be given away to children at all Plymouth Libraries and a Pop Up Library at Four Greens in Whitleigh.

Lunches are for children only and given out on a first come, first served basis. Please ask library staff for a ticket when you arrive.

Mum Laura said: “My boy loves it, he normally can’t wait to get out the house so coming down to the Library is perfect. He really enjoys doing crafts and creating things, it breaks the day up and he has lunch too so it works well.”

Children have also been encouraged to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, which takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children can sign up at any of their local libraries, including Efford, and then they just need to read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s free to take part!