View Care Homes

01246 558 734

AAA Font Size

 Care home marks World Book Day with library trip

Care home marks World Book Day with library trip

By 11th March, 2019 Press Releases Comments Off

RED Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland were just some of the books brought to life at a Hebburn care home for World Book Day.

More than a dozen residents, staff and family members from Willowdene Care Home took part in the national celebration of books.

They enjoyed a trip to Hebburn Library to mark the occasion, with staff donning costumes of well-known characters.

Activities coordinators Amanda Rowden, dressed as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and Christine Chandler, as Red Riding Hood, were among those dressed up.

Residents also wore hats from some of their favourite characters, including the Mad Hatter and Mary Poppins.

Lindsey Douglas, daughter of resident David Oliver, said: “I had a lovely afternoon with Dad. We both never stopped smiling.”

Resident Dorothy Armstrong said: “Everyone looked great dressed up as book characters. I enjoyed my afternoon out at the library.”

Michael Beaney, home manager at Willowdene Care Home, on Victoria Road West, said: “World Book Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get dressed up and celebrate their favourite books.

“The trip to Hebburn Library was enjoyed by all those who went. Our residents picked out books that interested them and had a lovely time with their family members.”