John Kirk – Rainforest Story Hunt
Join the fabulous performance storyteller John Kirk for virtual story hunts.
We’re Going on an English Countryside Story Hunt!
These story hunts are an interactive adventure that takes the story hunter into a world of stories and imagination for 30 minutes of family fun. These sessions incorporate popular folk and fairy tales and are suitable for families with children age 3+. Get ready for a virtual storytelling experience like no other as you take part in a story-lead scavenger hunt that will turn your house upside down!
The Bookcase Podcast
We are delighted to introduce our new Knowsley Library podcast, The Bookcase.
The podcast aims to bring you insightful book chat, whether you’re interested to hear about what inspires authors, or would like to hear tips to fuel your own creative writing.
Also, you can hear about the origins of words or phrases with our Word of the Week segment, and also follow our quick fire quiz each episode and see if you can fare any better than our guests!
Episode 1 – Interview with author Oliver Harris
Episode 2 – Interview with author CJ Cooke
Episode 3 – Interview with author Amanda Brooke
Podcast episodes can be played directly through a web browser by clicking the link attached to each episode.
The Bookcase is also available on Spotify, and soon to become available on other platforms including Apple.
The Big Lock In Newsletter – Issue No. 38 now available
Welcome to our Knowsley libraries Big Lock In newsletter! Whilst you can’t access our libraries at the moment, we thought we would come to you! This weekly newsletter will include book reviews, recipes, website suggestions and a host of other interesting snippets . We would also love you to get involved. If you want to write some poetry, send in a book review or your favourite recipe, or if you have suggestions for things to do at home during lockdown, then please email us at yourlibrary.knowsley.gov.uk.
We look forward to hearing from you! Stay safe.
Jump to the Big Lock In newsletter here
Trace Your Family History
Are you interested in researching your family history? Are you a Knowsley Library Service member? If so, during the ongoing lockdown restrictions, you can access Ancestry free of charge via your library account home page. Simply pop over to our home page, log in with your membership number and pin and start tracing your ancestors…🔍🔍🔍 Now available until December 31st
Online Council Services
Did you know that there are lots of council services that you can access online? Everything from applying for a school place or a blue badge, through to booking a pest control visit or bulky item collection – plus a whole lot more – can all be done from any device with internet access. Check here to see what you can do online.
Online Reading Group
Love books? Do you enjoy talking about books and sharing your favourite authors, characters and stories with others? Find it difficult to get to a reading group?
Knowsley Book Chat may be just what you’re after.
A Facebook community group dedicated to book lovers, KBC provides a friendly place to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy (and those that maybe they don’t enjoy so much too…)
You don’t have to live, work or study in Knowsley to join our group. We welcome everybody regardless of their address. You will also find lots of information on best sellers, latest releases and new stock added to our catalogue, along with each library’s Book of the Month choice, news about our eBook service, and any reading events such as author visits that may be happening in Knowsley’s libraries.
Learning to drive?
Learning to drive? Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests. Click here to visit site.