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Activities in our libraries


Keep entertained with fun activities across our libraries.

Holiday activities 

We hold activities, such as craft activities, across our libraries during school holidays.

Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This summer, children aged four to 11 can visit our libraries to meet the Gadgeteers and to get involved in a science and innovation themed Summer Reading Challenge.

Through taking part in the Challenge, with free materials from our libraries and on the Challenge website, children will be able to join six fictional Gadgeteers. The characters - brought to life by children's writer and illustrator Julian Beresford - use their curiosity and wonder to understand the science behind a whole range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music.

Through exciting books and accompanying activities, the Gadgeteers will help to spark children's curiosity about the world around them, and encourage them to feed their imagination over the summer holiday.

They will be boggled by brilliant facts, gaze at the stars, and be inspired by tales of creativity and invention. There's lots to keep children busy at our libraries.

Find your nearest library to find out how to get involved.

The Summer Reading Challenge is produced by The Reading Agency.

Regular activities

All our libraries have a range of regular activities for you to enjoy. All are free and cover a range of interests. See each library's page to find out when the sessions are on.

Toddler Time

Fun sessions for under-fives to help develop their creativity and literacy skills. Can include storytime, crafts and songtime. No need to book. Term time only.

Reading groups 

Sessions for adults which are great if you want to share your love of reading with others. Share your favourite authors, discover new titles and make new friends as you read and review books.

Get Creative

Creative sessions for adults. Bring along a project you've been working on, learn a new craft or pass your skills on to others.

Discover Digital

Our town centre libraries offer 'Discover Digital' sessions where you can get up to speed on computers, the internet and IT.

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