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Summer holiday library activities

Published July 19, 2018 8.04pm


Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018 takes place in our libraries during the summer holidays. Sign up to this, or join in with some of our craft activities.

The Summer Reading Challenge

Children can sign up at the library, then read six books of their choice to collect special stickers and other rewards.

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by the Reading Agency and delivered by libraries.

Craft workshops

Fun craft workshops are taking place across all of our libraries. The workshops are suitable for children from four to 11 years. Places are limited - so contact your library to book (see Find a library for contact information). Each workshop costs £1 per child, unless otherwise stated below.

LibraryActivity information

Annfield Plain

  • 26 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 2, 16, 23, 30 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 7 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am

Barnard Castle

  • 1, 8, 14, 21, 24, 29 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 15 August, 2.00pm - 3.15pm - cartoon workshop for children. Sponsored by Friends of Barnard Castle Library.

Belmont

  • 23 and 30 August, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Blackhall

  • 17 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Free.

Bowburn

  • 9, 16 August, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Brandon

  • 2, 9, 16 August, 2.15pm - 3.00pm

Chester-le-Street

  • 23 and 30 July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • 6, 13, 20 August, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • 30 August, 10.00pm - 11.30am

Chilton

  • 4 August, 10.00pm - 12.30pm
  • 13 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am

Consett

  • 24 and 31 July, 10.00pm - 11.00am
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am

Cornforth

  • 2, 9, 16, 23 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Free.

Coundon

  • 28 July, 10.30 - 11.30 am
  • 6 and 30 August, 10.30 - 11.30am

Crook

  • 7, 14, 28 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am
  • 31 August, 10.00pm - 11.30am - Storytime for under 7s

Durham Clayport

  • 25 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 1, 08, 15, 22, 29 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Easington

  • 26 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Free drop in session.
  • 2, 9, 16, 23 August, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Free drop in sessions.

Esh Winning

  • 6 August, 10.30 - 11.30am
  • 16 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Ferryhill

  • 23 July, 2.30 - 3.30pm
  • 6 and 20 August, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Lanchester

  • 4 August, 10.30 - 11.30am
  • 13 and 21 August, 2.15 - 3.15pm

Langley Park

  • 24 July, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • 7 and 17 August, 10.30 - 11.30am

Murton

  • 24 and 31 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Newton Aycliffe

  • 26 July, 10.30 - 11.30am
  • 2, 9, 16, 23 August, 10.30 - 11.30am

Newton Hall

  • 6 August, 10.00am - 12.00 noon. Drop in session.
  • 20 August, 10.00am - 12.00 noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Drop in sessions.

Pelton

  • 25 July, 10.00pm - 11.00am
  • 8 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am
Peterlee
  • 2 August, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Disney Moana themed craft activities. Drop in session.
  • 17 August, 10.00am  - 1.00pm. Construction Kids. Superhero Lego event. Drop in session.
  • 24 August, 10.00am  - 12.00 noon. Superhero Slime and Craft. Drop in session.

Sacriston

  • 2 and 16 August, 11.00pm - 11.45am

Seaham

  • 23 and 30 July, 2.30 - 3.30pm
  • 6, 13, 20, 31 August, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Shildon

  • 26 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Shotton

  • 28 July, 10.00pm - 11.00am
  • 11 and 25 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am

South Moor

  • 21 and 27 July, 10.30 - 11.30am
  • 3 and 24 August, 10.30 - 11.30am
  • 14 and 28 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Spennymoor

  • 2 and 16 August, 10.30 - 11.30am

Stanley

  • 3 August, 2.30 - 3.30pm
  • 10 August, 11.00am - 12.00 noon
  • 21 August, 10.30 - 11.30am

Thornley

  • 2, 9, 16 August, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Trimdon

  • 2, 7, 16 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Willington

  • no events currently planned

Wingate

  • 26 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • 9, 16, 23 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Wolsingham

  • 23 July, 10.00pm - 11.00am
  • 3 and 6 August, 10.00pm - 11.00am

Woodhouse Close

  • 23 and 30 July, 2.30 - 3.30pm
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