Big Friendly Giant Joins the Library!

From Left: The Scripture Family – Deborah, James (age 6), Stephen and Joseph (age 10)

A “life-sized” sculpture of Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant built by the Scripture family in February 2015 will now greet patrons at the Northumberland Public Library. The BFG was a family project in response to Northumberland Elementary School’s “One School, One Book Program,” where the entire school read “The BFG.”

“Their Dad wanted to build it life-sized (16 feet high), but I said it wouldn’t fit inside the house during the February snowstorms” said Deborah Scripture. “It got more and more elaborate with each snow day.”

“We are so happy the BFG has found a new home here at the library, said Children’s Program Coordinator Jan Bates. “We look forward to kids visiting him often and checking out the DVD when it is released in December.”



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