Spot The Dog takes the lead to wow library youngsters

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MUCH-loved book character Spot The Dog took the lead and wowed youngsters when he paid a special visit to Hucknall Library.

Spot has been a favourite of children ever since he hit the shelves of book stores in his first adventure way back in 1980. He is also now the star of his own animated series.

At the Market Place library, youngsters met a life-sized version (a member of staff in giant yellow dog-costume!)

The visit was part of the library’s weekly ‘Story Hullabaloo’, which is designed to encourage the under-fives and their families to read.

Before they met Spot, the children had to follow paw prints around the library and chat about other books along the way in order to track down the special guest.

Afterwards, a librarian read some of Spot’s books to the audience. There was also a craft table.

Sharon Wells, manager of the library, said: “The children were thrilled to get a visit from Spot.

“We had about 30 youngsters there and they all queued up to have their photos taken with him.

“The children were mesmerised.”

OUR PHOTO shows Spot meeting youngsters at Hucknall Library, including little Jai Scott — DISPIC NHUD12-0403-1.