Children and Young People

 – ACTIVITIES – 

What’s on in Kirklees Libraries?

LEGO CLUB

Batley Library | Saturday’s – 12:00 -1:30 pm  (Run by the Friends of Batley Library)

Birstall Library | Saturday’s 09:30 – 11:30 am  No need to book. We have tables of Lego set up in the junior section

Dewsbury Library |  Saturday’s 11:30 – 2:30 pm (Early turn up is advised, lego is provided in trays,  first come first serve)

SATURDAY CRAFTS

Batley Library | Saturday’s 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Huddersfield Library | Saturdays 10:00 – 3:00 pm

RHYME TIME

Almondbury Library | Tuesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am (term time only) Singing & Activities for Toddlers.

Batley Library | Tuesday’s  1:00 – 1:30 pm (term time only)  rhymes for under 5s

Birstall Library | Friday’s  10:00 – 10:30 am [term time only]  No need to book. Lots of singing and rhymes in the junior section.

Chestnut Centre Library | STAY & PLAY Thursday’s 10:00 – 12:00 pm BABY BEE2GETHER Friday’s 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Denby Dale Library |  Wednesday’s 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Holmfirth Library |  Mondays 10:30 – 11:00 am | Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30 pm (term time only)

Huddersfield Library | Tuesdays 11:00 – 11:30 am 

Kirkburton Library | Wednesday’s 10:30 – 11:00 am 

Lindley Library | Mondays 2:15 pm (term time only) Stories and rhymes.

Shepley Library | Monday’s 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Skelmanthorpe Library | Thursday’s 10:30 – 11:00 am (term time only)

Slaithwaite Library | Monday’s 10:30 – 11:00 am (term time only)

STORY TIME

Almondbury Library | Tuesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am (term time only) A story time for families with children under 5. Come and listen to different stories each week and sing some songs too!

Batley Library | Thursday’s 10.30 – 11.15 am (term time only) stories and crafts for under 5s

Birkby Fartown Library | Tuesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am (term time only) A story time for families with children under 5. Come and listen to different stories each week.

Birstall Library | Wednesday’s 1:30 – 1:30 pm (term time only) . Includes a story followed by crafts.

Chestnut Centre Library | STAY & PLAY Thursday’s 10:00 – 12:00 pm BABY BEE2GETHER Friday’s 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Cleckheaton Library | Tuesday’s 10:15 – 11:15 pm (term time only)  Includes a story followed by crafts. Thursday’s 2:00 – 2:45 pm (term time only)  Includes a story followed by crafts.

Dewsbury Library | Wednesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am 

Greenwood Centre Library | Tuesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am

Huddersfield Library | Fridays 11:00 – 11:30 am 

Honley Library | Friday’s 2:00 – 2:30 pm (term time only)

Kirkheaton Library | Friday’s 2:30 pm (Preschoolers story time with Craft)

Kirkburton Library | Starting March 2ndWednesday’s 2:00 – 2:30 pm 

Lindley Library | Mondays 2:15 – 3:00 pm (term time only) 

Meltham Library | Friday’s 10:00 am – Community Room

Mirfield Library | Tuesday’s 10:30 am (term time only)

Rawthorpe Dalton | Starting March 8th – Tuesday’s 10:30 – 11:15 am (term time only)

Shepley Library | Monday’s 2.30 – 3.15 pm (term time only)

Slaithwaite Library | Monday’s 10:30 amNo need to prebook. Followed by complimentary tea/coffee/juice.

3 PART WORKSHOP SERIES @Birkby Library
Book your free tickets here on TICKET SOURCE or at any Kirklees library.
 
Are you interested in learning how to draw your own Japanese Manga characters?
 
Come join local artist Tasneem for a group of 3 Manga drawing classes. These beginner drawing classes are suitable for children between 9-13 years old.
 
1st workshop, Saturday 12th March @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
2nd workshop, Saturday 19th March @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
3rd workshop, Saturday 26th March @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
 
Please book onto all classes to get the full benefit, as we’ll be working our way through different aspects of Manga over the next 3 weeks.

Join Library Adventures Live!

Library Adventures Live! (LAL!) 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 and storytrails

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.

 

Story Hunts with John Kirk

Get ready for a virtual entertainment experience like no other as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam packed session. The sessions take place via the video conferencing platform Zoom and you book your tickets via Eventbrite. Select one of the links below and you will be taken to the event page where you can then register for your Story Hunt ticket. You only need one per household.Let your little one’s imagination run wild as storyteller John Kirk takes you to far off places and shares classic fairy and folk tales. There’s a Story Hunt every month, on a Saturday, with one session at 10.00am and another at 11.00am.

 

We’re Going on a Superhero Story Hunt – Saturday, May 14

Fun for families with children age 3+. At 10am and 11am on Saturday 14th May 2022 live via Zoom.

Please book your place for the 10.00am show via this Eventbrite link: www.facebook.com/events/1627760147597863/

Please book your place for the 11.00am show via this Eventbrite link: www.facebook.com/events/973867500161601/