The Handforth #LibraryRocks Event was a Great Success
In Partnership with the Friends of Handforth, the Library held a Handforth Rocks event in mid August, when local children came in their droves to decorate their own pebble. (This pebble-decorating is a craze taking off up and down the country.) The fifty pebbles collected on Criccieth beach by library members were in short supply for the children keen to participate in this event. One kind parent hurried home and stripped her rockery of more pebbles, to make sure that no child was disappointed !
Most children opted for leaving their decorated pebbles as entries into Handforth Station’s Rock Art competition. They were displayed for 3 weeks at Handforth Train Station’s Art Box Stop (located to the left of the ticket office). The Friends of Handforth Station and Handforth Library staff (considering also all the social media reviews on the #LibraryRocks hashtag) selected a stand-out rock as the winner (see below).
Northern Rail donated two family explorer weekend passes as prizes. All participants were entered into a free prize draw and one lucky winner was selected at random and received their prize shortly after the event. The other pass went to the art winner (see below). The rocks were also on display at Handforth library, after which some participants collected their own rock. Any rocks not collected were spread on local walks for children to seek out.
The rocks were fascinating to look at, and there was strong evidence of the influence of Bees and Fruits.
And the winner was … Jamie Abernethy (7) from Handforth, who is pictured below displaying his J-rock (seemingly inspired by Australian Aboriginal Art).
|Two girls showing their skills
|Jamie Abernethy displaying his winning rock
|A bunch of boyz getting down to work in the library
|Some of the resulting rocks, on display at Handforth station