Beastly Library Sleepover is a Roaring Success
21 May 2015
Fifty kids brave Grumbold, mask making and spooky cellar tours by night
The John Rylands Library hosted a Mythical Beasts Sleepover as part of Museums at Night, the annual nationwide celebration of museums, on Friday (15 May).
Attended by fifty children and their accompanying grown-ups, the aim of the evening was to provide guests with the opportunity to explore and play within the unique surroundings of the Rylands.
The beast-themed evening began with a roaring greeting from the Library dragon Grumbold.
Guests then got stuck in to an exciting programme of interactive activities, including a monster disco, messy mask-making and spooky cellar tours.
They then snugged up in sleeping bags in the grand Historic Reading Room for a film, storytelling and eventually some sleep!
The fully-booked event was thoroughly enjoyed by families, who described it as “fantastic” and “monsterific”!
A huge thank you to all the staff involved in making the event a success.
View photos of little monsters and their creepy crafts by searching #JRLsleepover on Twitter.
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