Find days/times for all of the below on our calendar page
School Holiday Activities & Events
Looking for ways of keeping the kids occupied during the school holidays, but don’t want to break the bank (again)? There are always a number of fun, free activities going on in your local library during half term and summer holidays. For details, check our Facebook page, or just pick up a leaflet at your library as holiday times approach. If you want to be sure to be kept informed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list for family activities.
Words & Pictures for under 5s
An informal introduction to the library for under 5’s and their carers, weekly Words & Pictures sessions last about an hour and consist of a story for the very little ones, (maybe even some nursery rhymes or a song if you’re really lucky!) and a simple craft or some time to play with the toys in the children’s area. Only during term times.
Annual Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to keep your children reading during the long summer holidays. It takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library and read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! For this year’s theme, competitions, games and new books to read, check out the Summer Reading Challenge website here
After School Club
Every Knowsley library has an after school club. After school clubs are very popular with children as a way of exploring creative activities and crafts. And there is he added bonus of being able to borrow books during their visit. Bring the kids along to make something special to take home. Mums, dads and carers are always welcome.
Children aged 9-11 that like computers and computer games? Why not bring them along to Coding Club where instead of just playing games, they can learn how to make them? All our libraries have weekly Coding Clubs where the children can learn how to create computer animation using Scratch. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Mums, dads and carers always welcome too.
Kids Make IT
Weekly sessions focussing on children’s technical development. We do coding, circuit boards, electro dough and micro bits. We spend a few weeks on one item before moving onto the next. Suitable for children ages 5+ (micro bits suitable for older children, 10+) Parents and carers always welcome.
Craft & Story
Saturday morning craft session for children with a variety of themes. We may have a project that we work on each week for something made to be displayed in the library, so there is not always a craft to take home. Designed to also encourage reading, the sessions may be linked to a particular book for the duration of the craft project. Suitable for all ages. Parents and carers always welcome.