The dragon has a name!

We have found a winner of our “Name our dragon” competition, which coincided with the release of the film How to Train Your Dragon. We were very impressed by some of the name entries – there was everything from “Fiery Flo” to “Purple Magic” – but our winning entry was from Nathan Chambers, who suggested we name our dragon “Firefly”. Nathan won a family pass to see the film. Well done!

We also received over 60 colouring in entries and prize packs have been awarded to some of the most creative.

Dragons @ your library!

If you are eagerly awaiting the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3D, which comes out in cinemas today, you’ll love our competition to name our very own Library dragon!

Based on the books by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon revolves around a young Viking called Hiccup who is raised to hunt dragons. He becomes the unlikely owner of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

To coincide with the release of this exciting new film, we are running a competition to name the purple dragon painted on the pillar in the Teenage section. (If you haven’t seen our dragon yet come in and have a look!)

So get your thinking caps on and grab an entry form or colouring-in page from the display in the Library foyer. You could win a family pass to see the film, along with other great prizes. Entries close April 9th.

The Dragon is renewed

Regular visitors to the youth area of the Library will have seen the pillar painted with a purple dragon, originally designed by our former Childrens and Youth Services Officer, Pam. 

Several walls in the Library have been given a fresh coat of paint recently, as part of routine maintenance.

Artist Nicky King has been in the Library for the last two days to give the Dragon a refresher, too, and make sure he lives on.

Check out the finished product on your next visit.