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Fantastic free activities for children in Knowsley’s libraries this summer!

by Laura Johnston

If you’re looking for ideas to help you keep the children entertained over the school summer holidays check out all the fantastic free activities in Knowsley’s libraries.

The packed programme includes hilarious poetry performances, storytelling with children’s authors, crafts, magic shows and Zoolab minibeast sessions to mention but a few!

‘Space Chase’ Summer Reading Challenge

The exciting programme launches with events in all of Knowsley’s libraries to promote the ‘Space Chase’ summer reading challenge. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing the Summer Reading Challenge invites 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer.

There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way as children team up with the futurist family The Rockets for an exciting space mission.

To take part in Space Chase, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library.

There’s a certificate and medal for everyone who completes the challenge which runs in Knowsley’s libraries until Saturday 14 September.

Space Chase activities and more

In keeping with the Space Chase theme there are lots of ‘outer space’ activities in the libraries including fun, creative crafts, colouring and makes plus themed stories with professional storyteller Robin Simpson.

Zoolab ‘Space Chases’ sessions are full of fascinating facts about millipedes, snakes, lizards and many more – and, if you’re brave enough, you might even get the chance to  hold one of the minibeasts! Meanwhile, The Magic Philip Fun Show promises a roller coast ride of comedy, fun, laughter and of course lots of magic!

There’s also virtual reality headset experiences, storytelling workshops with children’s authors and much much more!

Find out what’s on in your local library

For the full programme of children’s summer holiday activities in all the borough’s libraries visit the council’s website.