Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Libraries Week stories continue ...

The interactive stories that our Chatterbooks Groups are writing to celebrate Libraries Week are getting more and more exciting!

Chertsey, Cranleigh, Dorking and Reigate Chatterbooks have now added to the stories that were passed to them.  The mysterious hooded figure is still lurking in one story, and the robotic cat has morphed into a fire-breathing dragon!  Meanwhile, book characters have come to life and are running amok in the library, and a huge creature with 3 eyes, 2 noses, 2 mouths and 4 arms has put in an appearance.

We can hardly wait to see where our next Groups - Camberley, Caterham Valley, Egham and Haslemere - will take the stories, 


Monday, 16 October 2017

Chatterbooks Story Project for Libraries' Week

Wow! The 4 Chatterbooks Groups that have started our collaborative story-writing project for Libraries' Week have come up with some fantastic openings and we can't wait to see how the stories continue.

Dittons, Guildford, Redhill and Woking groups were all given the same opening sentences of a story and have each taken it in their own direction.  We now have mysterious squeaks and cackles, thunder and lightning, a mysterious hooded figure, a transparent wall with nothing but black beyond, and even a robotic cat!

Now it's time for Chertsey, Cranleigh, Dorking and Reigate groups to continue the stories that have been passed to them.  We can't wait to read the next instalments!

Keep a look out on the Chatterbooks blog for more updates on the project, and the finished stories.







Wednesday, 11 October 2017





















This month we have read books
from 'The Roman Mysteries' by
Caroline Lawrence.

Getting ready for the start of our story writing session.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Reigate Chatterbooks are back from the summer break we are pleased to have some new members, which means we now have 2 groups. We are reading The Goldfish Boy and Dave Pigeon

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Over the summer we have read lots of different books. Here is a display of our kite book reviews.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Animal Agents at Chertsey Chatterbooks


Chertsey Chatterbooks celebrated the start of Summer Reading Challenge this week. Everyone is really excited about signing up for the challenge and helping the Animal Agents solve the library mystery. 

Why don't you sign up too and join the fun?


You can sign up at any Surrey Library and have until 15th September to complete the challenge.

This month we talked about mysteries and what makes a good mystery story before choosing our books. The books all came from the Reading Agency Animal Agents reading list. Here's what we picked...


We also had time for some of the fantastic Animal Agents activities sheets and everyone completed the Animal Agents library treasure hunt. 

We've now got a short break for the summer and will be back in September to share more great books and book related activities.

Are you interested in joining Chertsey Chatterbooks?

Come into Chertsey Library and ask to join our waiting list.