Open Arms

During the summer months we are hosting ‘Community Get Togethers’ at our 5 non-library venues on a fortnightly basis. We will deliver 30 sessions between July and September 2023, in July we delivered 6 of these sessions.

On the 31st of July we held our first family fun day as part of the Community Get Togethers, this was held at Dalton Parish Hall. An overwhelming success seeing 50 adults and children accessing the free event.

We were able to add additional attractions to the event such as an inflatable Nerf Target Range and Giant Connect 4. Participants being able to enjoy a selection of crafts. We also had refreshments and treats (including candy floss and sweets) The Open Arms team will be on hand at all events for support and advice. This event is free to all and will be replicated across all venues.  

Activities at our first event “All the fun of the fair” included –

  • Giant Connect 4
  • Inflatable Nerf Target Range
  • Giant Snakes and Ladders
  • Rock Painting
  • Colouring sheets
  • Giant Jenga
  • Tin Can Knock Down
  • Hook a Duck (with prizes)