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Summer at the Library 29 Jun 2024 Events and activities at the library over the summer

We have a number of events and activities happening at the library over the summer months…here are some of the highlights

Summer Reading Challenge 2024 runs from Saturday July 6th until September

the theme this year is “Marvellous Makers” with an emphasis on all forms of creativity

Participants up to age 11 can sign up at the library and then read 6 books during the summer with rewards after each 2 books and a medal and certificate when the challenge is complete. There is a mini challenge for those under 4.

OX trail 2024

This is a county -wide initiative in collaboration with Sobell House Charity. Local schools , businesses and community groups have decorated oxen sculptures which will be hosted in various locations, including libraries, from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 1st September. They form a sculpture trail which can be followed around Oxfordshire. We are privileged to be hosting a “mini herd” of 2 Oxen decorated by Eynsham Community Primary School and Bartholomew School.

There is a map available showing the locations of all the sculptures and an app to download at


Our weekly rhymetime sessions for babies and toddlers will continue throughout the summer on Monday afternoons at 2.00. Join us for half an hour of action songs and nursery rhymes and a chance to meet other parents and carers.

Other activities

Saturday July 13th 10.00-12.00   Fire Service visit: a chance to look around a fire engine and talk to the crew about their work.

Thursday August 1st  1.00-3.00  Guide Dogs UK visit:   Drop in to meet some guide dogs and hear more about the work that they do from Guide Dogs UK volunteers.

Weds August 14th 2.00-4.00  Summer Reading Challenge crafting event with Alice Walker ( Mill Street Arts)  craft activities for ages 7-11  Places are limited so  please call in to the library or email  to book.