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Summer Activities 2021


Storytime and crafts

Every Friday from 23rd July join Storytime with Stacey on our Facebook page to listen to an animal themed story. Then, from the following Monday, for the whole week, visit the library a collect a craft pack with the activities for that week’s theme.

Missed the story online? Don’t worry, you can find a copy of the story in each library along with other books on the same animal topic.  We’ve got 5 themes, one for each week of the school holiday –which will be your favourite?

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Seasons from Spark Arts

From Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st August our immensely popular theatre shows are back.  Immersed in the wild, two acrobats dig, climb and lose balance in a joyful exploration of the nature in and around us. An engaging and atmospheric experience for all the family.

Families or groups sit in an individual tent which seats up to 6 people. Each tent costs £10. For more info go to

Or to book tickets visit our Eventbrite page.

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Summer Fun Days

In conjunction with ‘Seasons’ we have two free summer fun days for all the family:

  • Vernon Park, 20th August 11am -2pm
  • Southglade Park, 21st August  11am-2pm.

If you are coming to the performance, why not come early or stay after the show? There will be animal /minibeast themed treasure hunts, games, puzzles, colouring, craft, large outdoor games and of course lots of exciting books to read together. Or you could bring a picnic and make a day of it!

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Summer Reading Challenge

Wild World Heroes is already in libraries, have you packed your bags yet? You can join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too. This year is in association with WWF for a very special nature-themed challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

All you need to do is register online either at or in your local library and read 6 books.  Once you have completed this, you can collect a medal and certificate at the library –while stocks last!  Don’t forget to collect your stickers too if you are completing it in the library.

You have until September 11th so come on, let’s get reading!

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The wonderful Spark Arts for Children are back with a brand new show in libraries and parks!
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Summer Reading Challenge 21

Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Summer Reading Challenge from July at your local library or online.
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Storytelling for Children

Some of our favourite online story sites for children
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Storytime with Stacey

Enjoy a story or two with Stacey. Perfect for ages 5 to 7!
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The Big Veg Takedown

Enjoy an animated story, developed over the summer of 2020, with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting story.
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John Kirk

Story Hunt with John Kirk

We're going on a story hunt - interactive session with storyteller John Kirk.
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Favourite Children's Authors

Some of our favourite author sites packed with activities to keep you busy.
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Poetry Bonanza with Paul Cookson

Have a laugh with acclaimed children’s poet Paul Cookson as he tells funny and silly poems.
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