Children and Young People

Library Adventures Live!

Library Adventures Live! is a magnificent online programme of events for children aged 4 – 11 to reengage them with reading. Children can watch and join in with their families at home, teachers can use the sessions with children in school or may even use the sessions to support home schooling. The fun adventures are designed to encourage reading for pleasure and stimulate creativity. From storytelling, Draw Alongs, poetry and creative activities to do at home, there’s something for everyone. The diverse programme will include sessions designed to engage reluctant readers, playful activities for younger children and updates on what’s trending in children’s fiction. Find out more here.

Storywalks and Storytrails

A fun activity combining reading and exercise that you can enjoy as a family. Find out more about storywalks, storytrails and @storyw@lks 


Fair Trade Fortnight: 22nd February – 7th March 2021

Learn more about Fair Trade from campaigner (and Kirklees Libraries’ Writer in Residence) Christina Longden and find out how illustrator Stephen Waterhouse designs and creates Advent Calendars (for Fairtrade brand, Divine Chocolate) each year, before he shows you how to have a go at drawing too. Find out more here.


Being All I Can Be

Click through to watch aspirational videos of tracks written, performed and illustrated by young people.

Walk A Day In My Shoes : By the Young Adult Carers from Barnardo’s, giving an insight into their world.


Read and Feed with Bev Juniper

A fun session for families with young children, including easy recipes to prepare as well as ideas of some great books to share together. Watch the Read and Feed session here.


All Join In

A series of fun, engaging videos of families with children under the age of five performing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in languages spoken in their home. Produced to engage more families in singing with their children. Find out more here.