There are several events to look forward to this Summer in our local libraries:
Events are free of charge unless specified.
Suitable for children of all ages unless specified.
Booking may be required - see individual listing.
Please call the library for more information.
Will you take up the Summer Reading Challenge?
Read 6 books and visit the library 3 times to earn a medal and certificate!
Read 2 books and get your collectors card and the first set of stickers
Read 2 more books and get your second set of stickers (some are smelly!)
Read 2 more books and get the final set of stickers, plus your medal and certificate!
Join for FREE from Sat 11 July 2015 and complete by Sat 12 September 2015!
Aimed at children aged 4 - 11. Ask library staff for further details.
Launch Party! Sat 11th July, 11am - 3pm at Dewsbury Library
‘Help yourself’ Family Crafts
Get creative! Every week throughout the summer holidays.
Batley Library: Thursdays 2pm – 3pm
Birstall Library: Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm
Cleckheaton Library: Thursdays 2pm - 3pm
Dewsbury Library: Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon
Greenwood Centre: Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
Heckmondwike Library: Tuesdays 11am - 12 noon
Thornhill Lees Library : Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm
‘150 years of Alice’ (un)birthday celebrations
Heckmondwike Library: Saturday 1st August, 1-3pm. For info call 01924 325637 A Mad Hatter’s tea party for all ages with games and activities plus tea and cakes from The Friends of Heckmondwike Library
The Greenwood Centre Library: Saturday 1st August, 1- 3pm. For info call 01924 325040 Alice themed garden party with family games and activities, and optional fancy dress.
Dewsbury Library: Wednesday 5th August, 10am - 12 noon For info call 01924 325080 Alice themed party with family games, crafts and activities, and optional fancy dress.
Thornhill Lees Library: Wednesday 5th August, 2- 4pm. For info call 01924 324178 Alice themed garden party with family games activities, and optional fancy dress.
Birstall Library: Thursday 6th August, 10am - 12 noon. To book call 01924 326227 Alice themed family walk with optional fancy dress. Bring a picnic for after!
Batley Library: Thursday 6th August, 2-4pm. To book call 01924 326021 A children’s Mad Hatter’s tea party with food provided. Places strictly limited!
Cleckheaton Library: Thursday 6th August, 2- 4pm. For info call 01274 335170 Alice themed garden party with family games and activities, and optional fancy dress.
Explore Nature Family Story Walks
Explore your local park and discover the creatures have made their homes in the different habitats. Suitable for children of all ages. We’ll pause along the way for a story and to learn more about the wildlife we’ve spotted.
Heckmondwike: Monday 27 July 2.30pm - 4pm
Meet at the library to walk along the Greenway
Walkley Lane , Heckmondwike, WF16 0LY
To book call 01924 325637
Crow Nest Park: Monday 3rd August 2.30pm-4pm
Meet outside Dewsbury Museum
Heckmondwike Road Dewsbury WF13 2SG
To book call 01924 325080
Rectory Park: Monday 17 August 2.30pm – 4pm
Meet at the carpark
Church Lane, Thornhill WF12 0JZ
To book call 01924 324178
Dewsbury Country Park : Mon 24 August 10.30 – 12noon
Meet at the Greenwood Centre library for a guided walk
Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3JR
To book call 01924 325040
‘On The Bus’ family theatre from Satellite Arts
On The Bus, is a sunny summer story told with live music, magic, puppets and songs, made especially for young children Grandy is a musical bus driver. When his passengers leave the bus he finds some lost property, including a comical goose!
Price £1 adults and 50p children (or £2 for a family of 4)
Dewsbury Library: Wed 29th July 2 - 3pm. To book call 01924 325080
Thornhill Lees Library: Mon 10th August, 11am – 12noon. To book call 01924 324178
The Greenwood Centre Library: Mon 17 August, 3 - 4 pm. To book call 01924 325040
The Greenwood Centre: Sat 25th July 10.30 - 1.00pm To book call 01924 325040
Flutter a butterfly to the Dewsbury Country Park Summer Launch Party
Make a butterfly flutter puppet, walk to the nearby country park where there will be the Golden Bear Hunt, den building, foraging and other activities. Bring a picnic if you wish and enjoy your local countryside.
Family friendly walk but no unaccompanied children.
Dr Who Comic Book Day 2015, Cleckheaton Library: Saturday 15th August, 11am - 2pm
For info call 01274 335170
Celebrate Dr Who Comic Book Day 2015 with a day of family fun! Crafts, make and eat, word searches and quizzes. Prizes for the best fancy dress! Featuring Dr Who book and comic book writer Mark Wright.