'Adventure' promise for Sidmouth readers.

PUBLISHED: 16:22 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:25 17 June 2010

A NEW Reading Adventure is being lined up for Sidmouth library lovers with the magical world of dinosaurs waiting to be discovered.

A NEW Reading Adventure is being lined up for Sidmouth library lovers with the magical world of dinosaurs waiting to be discovered.

Young readers are invited to the library on Friday, February 20, from 11.30am to 12.30pm to join the warden of Charmouth heritage Coast Centre to discover the marine monsters and creatures of the Jurassic seas.

Children aged five to 11 years old will be able to polish an ammonite slice and paint a fossil mould to take home.

This is the third year that the Reading Adventure has been rolled out across libraries around the country, encouraging readers to all read the same book and take part in a variety of activities around its theme.

This year sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

To mark this double celebration readers in Devon be reading Conan Doyle's classic adventure story, The Lost World.

Executive Member for Culture, Councillor Sheila Hobden, said: "The idea of getting as many people as possible to discover a single book, one they may never have chosen for themselves, has proven to really capture readers' imaginations."

Staff from Devon libraries will be out and about handing out free copies of the book to encourage the public to join the adventure.

For more information visit www.devon.gov.uk/lostworldread.

Visit www.lostworldread.com to download a full audio version of the book.


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