Summer Activities

Kick start the summer with Blackpool libraries!

Blackpool libraries are offering a selection of activities for you and your children to enjoy this summer- making sure the six week break is jam-packed with activities and fun that the whole family can enjoy.


The Summer Reading Challenge is back, but do you dare enter the Creepy House? Join the other three quarters of a million young readers and the characters of the Creepy House as they set out to read six books over the summer holidays. Children can collect stickers, activity sheets, bookmarks, key rings and more. When your children reach the end of the challenge they’ll receive a certificate, a shiny medal and a Creepy House backpack. Under 4’s can now get involved as well and collect stickers as they read!

We also have a selection of Creepy House activity sessions in each Blackpool library for you and your children to enjoy.

Wimpy Kid’s Club
Zoo-wee Mama! Being a wimp might suck for Greg Heffley, but it doesn’t for those of us who enjoy laughing at his many disasters. Join our Wimpy Kid club every Monday this summer at Palatine Library, and enjoy fun activities based around these very popular books.
Every Monday starting 22nd July 2013 – 2-3pm

Example of Pop up books

Pop-up Book Workshops
We’re offering you and your children the unique opportunity to make pop-up books with artist, Paul Johnson. These three dimensional books incorporate themes from tales such as Old Mother Hubbard and other popular stories. All workshops take place on Wednesday 31st July and are for specific age ranges.

Layton Library – Booking essential – 01253 478145
10am-11am for 5-7 year olds & 11am-12pm for 8-11 year olds.
Palatine Library – Booking essential – 01253 478050
2-3pm for 5-8 year olds & 3-4pm for 9-11 year olds

tompalmer sizedRugby League World Cup Reading Game
Join rugby player, Tom Palmer, for a special family fun day at Moor Park library. Answer easy questions about sport and take a kick at Tom’s portable rugby posts to be in with a chance of taking home your very own trophy.
Tom Palmer writes exciting children’s football and works together with Try Reading to get children and families into libraries.
Booking essential – 01253 478120
Thursday 8th August – 10.30-11.30am


Bookstart Bear’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Bring your favourite teddy to Moor Park library and enjoy a picnic with the Bookstart Bear. Join the Bookstart Bear Club and start collecting stamps and certificates today.
Activities, fun, stories and songs for the under fives.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential – 01253 478120
Wednesday 31st July – 10-11am

Central Activities

Creepy House Workshops
Join us at Central Library for story reading, arty activities, physical games and puppet fun with volunteers Hailey and Deborah. Various activities will encourage learning with the use of sight, smell, touch and sound. This workshop coincides with Rhythm & Rhyme so siblings and families can come along together.
Every Wednesday from 7th August – 10.15-11.15am – ages 5-12

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Zoolab – Creepy House
In theme with the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge, we’re welcoming some creepy creatures into Blackpool libraries. We invite your children to learn interesting facts about these exotic animals and how to handle them carefully and properly.
Events involving animals are always very popular, so please be sure to book in advance as booking is essential.

Thursday 8th August – Palatine Library- 10-11am – 01253 478050
Thursday 8th August -Layton Library- 12-1pm – 01253 478145
Tuesday 27th August – Moor Park Library 10-11am – 01253 478120
Tuesday 27th August – Central Library- 12-1pm – 01253 478070

Photo: Aunty Social Children's Sessions

Aunty Social Crafternoons

Join Aunty Social every Wednesday in August at Palatine Library for Crafternoons, with activities that promise to keep your little ones busy. Booking is essential, please call 07866023992 or visit Eventbrite to book your place. Visit Aunty Social to find out about other free summer activities.

7th August- 1-3pm – Bead Workshop
14th August – 1-3pm – Pom Pom Graffiti
21st August – 1-3pm – Superhero Art Workshop
28th August – 1-3pm – 3D Art Workshop

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We’re delighted that Saturday Lego Club at Central Library will be continuing throughout the summer holidays! The Lego Club will also be hosting a very special Star Wars themed event for you and your children to enjoy.
£4 per session for over 5’s only.
Saturday 10th August – 10-11am / 11.30-12.30 / 1-2pm / 2.30-3.30pm

All events are FREE unless otherwise stated. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all of our events.

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