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Cheshire East libraries to re-open

In line with government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Cheshire East Libraries will open on Wednesday 2 December with restricted opening hours and limited services. You will be able to browse, borrow and return stock. You will be able to use our computers, including printing, and we recommend booking in advance. Our customer service enquiry points will be available by appointment only. Our meeting rooms, study and reference spaces, local studies areas, and library activities will not be available. We continue to offer a range of online services and our Facebook activities. You can catch up on these via the Cheshire East Libraries YouTube channel.

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What is the Futures Wonder Lab® challenge?
The Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge is an innovation ideas challenge, inspiring you to be problem-solvers for the planet, using your imagination and creativity. This involves wondering how to fix a problem, having ideas, dreaming big and thinking the impossible to invent ways to protect our planet.

Why Cheshire East Libraries is running Flow In Action Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge. 
We know that young people care about their world! We’re launching the Flow In Action Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge on Saturday 7 November to empower children and young people aged 5-16  in Cheshire East as problem-solvers for the planet. Find out more in our Futures Wonder Lab® video.

What will the young people do? 
Every month, we’ll share a new Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge with you.

FuturesWonderLab_A4_1_ReinventCarsThe first challenge, launched on Saturday 7 November, is to reinvent cars, trucks and buses so that there is no air pollution from engines! You can find details of the challenge, and a poster template, on the Hazu platform, or watch the challenge video. Each new challenge will be launched on the platform on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year.

We want you to have incredible ideas. All ideas are good ideas, as long as there is no harm to people or planet. Have your idea, make a poster and/or make a model. You could make a video too. Share your creations by emailing with a photo (.jpg/.png) or video (.mp4), or send postal entries to Holmes Chapel Library, London Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7AP.

Tell us your name for your certificate and your local library. Please do not include your faces or names on the front of your poster, photo or video, for child safeguarding reasons. We’ll use your initials when we display them in our online gallery or you can give us an avatar name if you prefer. Find out more about how to take part (PDF, 281KB) and how to share your ideas (PDF, 262KB).

Make your voices heard as the new generation of problem-solvers for the planet!

Privacy policy: We need to record your child's name, age and contact details (email and/or telephone) in order for them to take part. The information we will upload to the Hazu platform with your child's design will only include your child's initials or avatar (screen name) and their nearest library. No personal information is passed on to Futures Wonder Lab® and once the challenge has ended, all electronic recordings containing personal information relating to the challenge will be deleted by the end of December 2021.