Crafty art sessions at Sidmouth Library

TWO assistants at Sidmouth Library are encouraging children to put their artistic talents to work while visiting the library on a Saturday afternoon with parents.

TWO assistants at Sidmouth Library are encouraging children to put their artistic talents to work while visiting the library on a Saturday afternoon with parents.

Sandra Andrews and Laura Killington work together five hours on the Saturday afternoon shift and run Arty Crafty, a 30-minute arts and crafts session between 2.30pm and 3pm.

"The idea is to bring more children into the library on a Saturday afternoon," said Laura, who, like Sandra, lives in the Woodbury area.

In the few months Arty Crafty has been running quite a few children, aged between six and 11, have enjoyed making door hangings, mobiles, horse cards, card constructions and snow scenes using glue, paint and glitter as well as crayons.


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"The sessions are free and children can just come in as they want," said Laura. "It is fun and they can come and make a mess here and not at home."

Sandra said families were joining in while youngsters took part in the sessions held in the children's section of the library.

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