Library Adventures Live! 

Library Adventures Live! is a magnificent online programme of events for children aged 4-11 to reengage them with reading. Each week Kirklees Libraries streams a fabulous event for children to join in at school or at home. There are authors reading from their work and answering your questions, illustrators running draw-alongs and sketching your suggestions and an amazing variety of inspiring and creative activities to do. Each entertaining adventure is streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page on Tuesdays at 11am but is also available to catch up with later.

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 includes sessions designed to engage reluctant readers, playful activities for younger children and updates on what’s trending in children’s fiction.

Library Adventures Live! is not just for lockdown, it’s for the long term!


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Upcoming Events

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Guest(s) Date and Time Adventure
Ross MacKenzie Tues 20 Oct, 11am Evernight – a fantastic adventure with Ross MacKenzie
Catherine Fisher Tues 27 Oct, 11am The Midnight Swan – a fantasy adventure with Catherine Fisher
Jenni Jennings Fri 20 Oct, 11am Malice in Underland – a gorgeously gothic debut series with Jenni Jennings
Matt Goodfellow Tues 3 Nov, 11am  Bright Bursts of Colour – a poetic adventure with rock star poet Matt Goodfellow
Maz Evans Tues 10th Nov, 11am An odyssey through the hilarious Who Let the Gods Out? series with Maz Evans
Nikki Young Tues 17th Nov, 11am Time School – war, refugees and time travel with Nikki Young
Sarah Morrell Tues 24th Nov, 11am

Local author Sarah Morrell takes you on an exciting adventure with her latest book Molly’s Magic Brolly

Nick Sharratt Tues 1st Dec, 11am Pirates, Boats, Whales and Buses – storytime and draw-along, also featuring Katrina Charman, author of The Whales on the Bus
Katie and Kevin Tsang Tues 8th Dec, 11am

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space- conquering fears with Katie and Kevin Tsang 

David Litchfield Tues 15th Dec, 11am

The Bear, the Piano and the Little Bear’s Concert – musical storytelling with David Litchfield


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Watch previous adventures here!

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Guest(s) Date and Time


Nadine Kaadan

Tuesday 13th October


Reading her book called Tomorrow in both Arabic and English. Drawing from her book Jasmine Sneeze.

Testament Tuesday 6th Oct, 11am Rap performance and workshop
Dom Conlon & Conrad Burdekin Tuesday 29th Sep, 11am Space-themed poetry workshop: This Rock, That Rock and Space Cafe
Anthea Simmons Tues 22 Sep, 11am Paleontology, fossil hunting and dinosaurs
Lightning Mary
Derek Kielty Tues 15 Sep, 11am Pirate-themed storytelling and creative writing
Flyntlock Bones: The Sceptre of the Pharoahs
Tasneem Kauser Tues 08 Sep, 11am Draw-along
Local artist and Manga illustrator
Ross Montgomery Tues 01 Sep, 11am Imagination, fascinating facts and plenty of jokes
The Midnight Guardians
Simon James Green and Garry Parsons Thurs 27 Aug, 11am Draw-along
Llama Glamarama
Jack Noel Tues 25 Aug, 11am Draw-along
My Headteacher is an Evil Genius
Rappaman: Donavan Christopher Tues 18 Aug, 11am Local Poet and Rap Artist
Josh Lacey Tues 11 Aug, 11am

Encouraging a love of reading and writing
Hope Jones Saves the World

Emma Rea Tues 04 Aug, 11am Environmental concerns and reading
My Name is River
Matt Oldfield and Tom Palmer Tues 28 July, 11am Football and reading
Johnny Ball: Accidental Football Genius
Rebecca Patterson Tues 21 July, 11am Activity with a dressing up robot theme
A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover
(2012 winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize)
Joseph Coelho  Tues 14 July, 11am Performance poetry
Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad