The shop will be open all through the summer!


Normal opening hours Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10h - 18h,
Sundays from 11h - 17h.

Special summer activity days will be hosted every Wednesday and Friday (as from the 13th of July), all day, with story times, craft activities, drawing and games.

Don't forget our normal story times on Sundays from 14h - 15h for younger children (3-5 years) and 15h-16h for 5-9 years.

 

Treasure Trove offers regular, weekly story times for 3-6 year olds on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.and Sundays from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m. Each fortnight, we choose a selection of seven or eight titles from the wonderful picture books in the store. These may focus on a particular theme (rockets featured heavily in a recent  story time and were a great success!), they may be books that are a bit different in some way, or they may just be the ones that have really caught our eye and that we want to read and share!

The story area is cozy and comfortable, with our big, red settee and plenty of small chairs and cushions to sit on and soft toys to cuddle or squash!

We invite the children to choose the story that they would like to hear from the selection on offer, and then encourage them to participate in the stories as they are being read. We also help them to identify their 'favourite' story at the end. This is a useful way to help them begin to make their own, considered choices when faced with lots of books.

The stories are followed by a drink and a biscuit, and often a short craft activity such as bookmark making or colouring. This helps to round off the session and to make the children feel even more 'at home'. It also gives them time to take another look at the books they have heard and to potter amongst the shelves.

Adults who accompany their children are welcome to stay and enjoy the stories, but we are quite happy for the children to stay and listen while the adults enjoy browsing amongst the titles in the front room. Coffee, tea and cold drinks are provided for adults at this time.

The Treasure Trove team plans to expand the story times to include other age groups but we need your feedback and suggestions as to the times that would be most suitable. Are weekdays better than Saturdays? Are mornings better than afternoons?

Please contact us and let us know your views. We’ll do the rest!