Animal Agents summer reading challenge
Help us launch the challenge with some fun Animal Agents activities on Saturday 1 July. Contact the library for details.
Bookmarks craft session
Pop into the library on Saturday 8 July between 10.00am and 12.00 noon and enjoy a free craft session. Suitable for all ages.
Chester Zoo safari rangers
On Thursday 27 July the Rangermobile and Safari Rangers from Chester Zoo will be bringing a range of artefacts for children to look at: elephant tusks, snake skins, macaw feathers and porcupine quills to name just a few! There are two sessions to choose from, at 10.00-11.00am or 11.30-12.30pm. Free, but please book as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years.
LEGO animal challenge
On Tuesday 8 August at 2.30-3.30pm we have an animal themed LEGO club. There will be a small prize for the most amazing animal. Free, but please book in advance. Suitable for children aged 4 years and over.
On Thursday 24 August at 11.00-12.00 noon children's author and poet, Paul Delaney, will be showing children how to write poetry. Paul's aim is to develop children's love and enjoyment of creative writing using humour, modern poetry, and narrative. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. £2.50 per child; please book in advance.
SHIFT animations in Minecraft
Whether you're a Minecraft expert or just starting out, on Friday 25 August learn how to combine coding and technology to create 8-bit animations in Minecraft using physical punchcards, powered by Patterncraft. There are four one-hour sessions to choose from: 10.00-11.00am, 11.30-12.30pm, 1.00-2.00pm or 2.30-3.30pm. Free, but please book as places are limited. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.
IT Buddy and Ancestry taster sessions
These are available on request to help you with computer basics, email or family history online. Please contact the library for details.
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Activities at Holmes Chapel Library
- Afternoon Tea Book Group - 2.15pm - fortnightly. Please contact the library for details of this free library book group. Friendship, conversation and refreshments available
- Teen book group - 4.00pm - monthly. For young people with a love of books. Free, informal and refreshments provided. Contact the library for dates
- Roots: family history group - 2.30-4.00pm - monthly. Please contact the library for further details and dates of meetings
- Under 5s rhymetime - 11.00-11.30am - weekly during term time only. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer
- Make friends with a book - 2.00-3.00pm - weekly. Shared reading group, facilitated by The Reader Organisation. Friendship, conversation and refreshments
Other organisations in the library
Stay and Play
Congleton Children's Centre are running Stay and Play sessions every Monday at 2.00-3.00pm. Storytelling, and arts and crafts messy play. Free to attend. Children must be accompanied and supervised throughout by an adult.