Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid booksKids were delighted with their free copies of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ from their local libraries on Saturday 13th September.  Peterhead and Fraserburgh Libraries were 2 of 200 libraries across the UK that held a range of activities for children to take part in.

This event rounded off a nationwide week of literacy campaigning called ‘Just Read’, with libraries having partnered up with Penguin Random House and Good Morning Britain.  The campaign promoted the importance of parents and carers taking the time to spend reading with their children and the benefits that can be gained from this.  Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ has long-since been renowned as a firm favourite amongst children.  It is also recognised as an important book series, due to the impact it has had on reluctant readers.

Children with Diary of a Wimpy Kid  craftsPeterhead and Fraserburgh each had copies of Kinney’s first book to give away, as well as samplers of his next book which is due out later this year.  Kids were absolutely thrilled to receive their free books.  One mother said: “They’ve been up since 8 o’clock. They were so excited!” whilst one of the kids said “I can’t wait to read my new book!”.  Another mum felt that that “this is a great promotion to get kids reading!”.

Children had great fun colouring in and wearing their fun character masks.



Children doing puzzlesThey did lots of exciting puzzles and
worksheets with each other and their parents/carers.





Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover designsBook covers were designed by some of these budding artists.





Children using a surface tableThey were also able to watch videos on the surface tables on the story behind the Wimpy Kid story and biographies of the author, which they really enjoyed.  One child said that it was “exciting” to watch.




Children holding boks As you will see from the photos, the children had an excellent time and they were so happy to get their free books.

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