Perennial favourite The Secret Garden airs on Friday (23 October 2020) in cinemas and on Sky Cinema, starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

It is also, of course, a great read.

Interestingly, it started as a magazine serial.  And the book (1911) was first marketed as an adult title.  Now its enduring popularity owes much to its cross-generation appeal.

The story is perfect for these unhappy times.  Two (justly) grumpy kids find magic and a new friend in a hidden garden they find on a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors…

You can download a full-colour guide that serves as a souvenir programme – and includes a quiz, ideas to spark discussions and craft projects.  All provided by librarians via Libraries Connected.

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Library News Round-up: 23 May 2015

ITV : 23rd May Newcastle | Volunteers save Fawdon Libraryhttp://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2015-05-23/volunteers-save-fawdon-library/ Barry & District News : 23rd May"Delighted" council call Vale library progress "a success" so farhttp://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/12968631._quot_Delighted_quot__council_call_Vale_library_progress__quot_a_success_quot__so_far/ Northern Echo : 22nd MayNorth Yorkshire | Costs could outweigh savings…

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