King’s Lynn library hosts Doctor Who-themed night

Dr Who Night at King's Lynn Library FLtoR Erin Tree.Alison Thorne  ( Librarian ) Jacob Frammingham Summer Penfold. Taylor Everitt. Poppy Everitt. ANL-151114-141603009
Dr Who Night at King's Lynn Library FLtoR Erin Tree.Alison Thorne ( Librarian ) Jacob Frammingham Summer Penfold. Taylor Everitt. Poppy Everitt. ANL-151114-141603009
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Young Whovians were able to get to grips with the Daleks and sonic screw drivers during an exciting event over the weekend.

Dr Who superfans were able to celebrate the Time Lord during a special evening organised at Lynn Library.

Staff at the London Road site laid on enough activities and stories to fill even a Tardis on Friday evening.

Community librarian Alison Thorne regularly organises themed evenings in a bid to encourage more youngsters to pick up a book.

She said: “Periodically we put on events which are tied up with books that will appeal to children.

“We had 20 children and their parents along to a recent Star Wars-themed evening and we are planning to have another one before Christmas.

“The children made a little green Yoda and their sense of achievement was incredible.

“These are simple and effective ways to get their imaginations going.”

On Friday, Miss Thorne helped youngsters to create the Doctor’s most useful tool, the Sonic Screwdriver, along with a Tardis.

And the Doctor’s ultimate nemesis, the Daleks, were also crafted during the session.

Plus, youngsters also enjoyed listening to some of the Doctor’s adventures in the books.

Poppy and Jacob Frammingham went along to the evening with their grandmother Liz Sams.

Nine-year-old Poppy said: “I am a small Doctor Who fan but it is nice to come along as a family and spend some time together.”

Her younger brother Jacob, aged six, said: “I like all the monsters in Doctor Who. Making the Dalek is my favourite activity.”

Mrs Sams praised the library for the event.

She said: “The staff here put so much into these events.

“We have taken part in the activities before and they are really good.”

Among the youngsters taking part in the event was 14-year-old superfan Taylor Everitt. Taylor, who has been a fan of the show since she was four, said: “I love Dr Who. It is the best show.

“I do have a sonic screwdriver at home to control the television. Matt Smith is my favourite Doctor.”

Seven-year-old Summer Penfold also went along to the event.

She said: “David Tennant is my favourite Doctor. He had so many other characters with him.”