Kids summer library activities

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If you’re looking for ideas to help you keep the children entertained over the school summer holidays in July - September 2022, check out all the fantastic free activities in Knowsley’s libraries.
 
The packed programme includes games, crafts, science shows, minibeasts and Zoolab minibeast sessions, to mention but a few.

Here's what on in Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Prescot and Stockbridge Village libraries.

Halewood Library

Monday 18 July 
3.30 - 4.30pm
Summer Reading Challenge Launch – come along and sign up for this year’s Challenge – Gadgeteers!
Ages 5+.
 
Tuesday 19 July 
11am - 12pm 
Games, puzzles, and colouring.
All ages.

Friday 22 July 
11am - 12pm 
Celebrate the wonder of science with stories, experiments, and a quiz! Great fun for all the family with Robin Simpson.
Ages 5+

Monday 25 July 
3.30 - 4.30pm 
Transform a paper plate into a dinosaur.
Ages 5+.

Tuesday 26 July 
2.30 - 4pm 
Games, puzzles and colouring. 
All ages. 

Friday, 29 July
11 - 12pm 
Make a T-Rex from recycled materials.
Ages 5+.

Monday 1 August
3.30 - 4.30pm 
Create a paper chain snake.
Ages 5+.

Tuesday 2 August
11am - 12pm 
Games, puzzles, and colouring.
All ages. 

Friday 5 August
11am - 12pm 
More animal fun making elephant masks.
Ages 5+.

Monday 8 August 
3.30 - 4.30pm 
Games, puzzles, and colouring.
All ages. 

Tuesday 9 August 
11am - 12pm 
It’s showtime! Award winners, Mad Science, present their 'Inventions and Discoveries' show.
Ages 6+.

Friday 12 August
11am - 12pm 
Zoolab introduce children to the world of minibeasts and other small creatures.
Ages 5+.

Monday 15 August 
3.30 - 4.30pm
Get creative and make an alien spaceship.
Ages 5+.

Tuesday 16 August 
2.30 - 4pm 
Games, puzzles, and colouring. 
All ages. 

Friday 19 August 
11am - 12pm 
Make an alien to go with your spaceship. 
Ages 5+. 

Monday 22 August 
3.30 - 4.30pm 
Create a 3D fishbowl. 
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 23 August
11am - 12pm 
Games, puzzles and colouring. 
All ages. 

Friday 26 August 
11am - 12pm 
Get wibbly wobbly with our jellyfish craft.
Ages 5+.

Tuesday 30 August 
2.30pm - 4pm 
Games, puzzles and colouring. 
All ages. 

Friday 2 September
11am - 12pm 
Surprise craft activity – what will it be?
Ages 5+. 

Huyton Library

Monday 18 July
Drop in any time
Can you get the balance right with our see-saw craft?
All ages.

Tuesday 19 July 
Drop in any time
Get crafty and make a giraffe.
All ages. 

Friday 22 July
Drop in any time from 10.30am - 1pm 
Create a sunflower picture. 
All ages. 

Friday 22 July 
2 - 3pm 
Celebrate the wonder of science with stories, experiments, and a quiz! Great fun for all the family with Robin Simpson.
Ages 5+.

Monday 25 July 
Drop in any time
Get in the holiday mood and make a seaside picture. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 26 July 
Drop in any time from 10.30am - 1pm 
Design your own paper fan. 
All ages. 

Friday 29 July 
Drop in any time
Make a fish. 
All ages. 

Monday 1 August 
Drop in any time 
Create your own dinosaur door hanger. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 2 August 
Drop in any time 
Draw your family tree.
All ages. 

Monday 8 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
It’s showtime! Booster Cushion Company present Little Red Riding Hood and Friends in this fast and funny show. Children will be captivated from start to finish.
Ages 4+. 

Tuesday 9 August 
Drop in any time 
Make your own Harlequin mask. 
All ages. 

Thursday 11 August 
11am - 12pm 
It’s showtime again! Award winners, Mad Science, present their Inventions and Discoveries show.
Ages 6+. 

Friday 12 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a dog from a paper bag. 
All ages. 

Monday 15 August 
Drop in any time 
More holiday fun creating your own beach bag. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 16 August 
Drop in any time 
Design a sun hat. 
All ages. 

Friday 19 August 
Drop in any time 
Create a dinosaur. 
All ages. 

Monday 22 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a mermaid. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 23 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a 3D shark. 
All ages. 

Friday 26 August 
Drop in any time 
Design a flip flop magnet. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 30 August 
Drop in any time 
Make an aquarium. 
All ages. 

Friday 2 September 
Drop in any time 
Turn a paper plate into a llama! 
All ages. 

Kirkby Library

Monday 18 July
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego 
All ages. 

Tuesday 19 July 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft and play for little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 19 August 
2-3pm 
Make a coloured kite for your window. 
All ages. 

Friday 22 July
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
All ages. 

Monday 25 July 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
​All ages. 

Monday 25 July 
2 - 3pm 
Celebrate the wonder of science with stories, experiments, and a quiz. Great fun for all the family with Robin Simpson.
Ages 5+ .

Tuesday 26 July 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft, and play for the little ones.
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 26 July 
2 - 3pm 
Have fun making your Gadgeteers watch. 
All ages. 

Friday 29 July 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
​All ages. 

Monday 1 August 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
​All ages. 

Tuesday 2 August 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft and play for little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 2 August 
2 - 3pm 
More Gadgeteer fun, making a calculator.
All ages. 

Friday 5 August 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
​All ages. 

Monday 8 August 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego
​All ages. 

Monday 8 August 
2.30 - 3.30pm 
It’s showtime! Booster Cushion Company present Little Red Riding Hood and Friends in this fast and funny show. Children will be captivated from start to finish.
Ages 4+.

Tuesday 9 August 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft and play for little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 9 August 
2 - 3pm
Tick tock! Time to make a clock. 
All ages. 

Friday 12 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Colouring, games and lego. 
All ages. 

Friday 12 August 
2 - 3pm 
Zoolab introduce children to the world of minibeasts and other small creatures.
Ages 5+. 

Monday 22 August 
Drop in any time. 
Colouring, games and lego. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 23 August 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft and play for little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 23 August 
2 - 3pm 
Make a robot from recycled materials. 
All ages. 

Friday 26 August 
Drop in any time
Colouring, games and lego. 
All ages. 

Tuesday 30 August 
10.30am - 12pm 
Stories, craft and play for little ones. 
Ages 0-5.

Tuesday 30 August 
2 - 3pm 
More gadget fun creating your own games console. 
All ages. 

Friday 2 September 
Drop in any time 
Colouring, games and lego. 
All ages. 

Prescot Library

Monday 25 July 
3 - 4pm 
Spy craft – build your own spy kit each week starting with a ‘spy box’
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 26 July 
Drop in any time 
Puzzles, colouring and Gadgeteers activity sheets. 
All ages. 

Wednesday 27 July 
3 - 5pm 
Lego and games - come along and play!
All ages. 

Thursday 28 July 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Spy craft - make a 'spy box'
Ages 5+.

Friday 29 July 
11am - 12pm 
Sing and story time for the little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Monday 1 August 
3 - 4pm 
Spy craft – make an ID badge and wallet.
Ages 5+.

Tuesday 2 August 
Drop in any time 
Puzzles, colouring, and Gadgeteers activity sheets. 
All ages. 

Wednesday, 3 August 
3- 5pm. 
Lego and games - come along and play!
All ages. 

Thursday 4 August
10.30am - 11.30am 
Spy craft – make an ID badge and wallet. 
Ages 5+.

Friday 5 August 
11am - 12pm 
Sing and story time for the little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Monday 8 August 
3 - 4pm 
Spy craft – make some binoculars.
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 9 August 
Drop in any time 
Puzzles, colouring, and Gadgeteers activity sheets.
All ages. 

Wednesday 10 August 
3 - 5pm 
Lego and games - come along and play!
All ages. 

Thursday 11 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Spy craft – make some binoculars.
Ages 5+. 

Thursday 11 August 
2 - 3pm 
It’s showtime! Award winners, Mad Science, present their 'Inventions and Discoveries' show.
Ages 6+.

Friday 12 August 
11am - 12pm 
Sing and story time for the little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Monday 15 August
3 - 4pm 
Spy craft - make a magnifying glass and decode secret messages.
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 16 August 
Drop in any time 
Puzzles, colouring, and Gadgeteers activity sheets.
All ages. 

Wednesday 17 August 
3 - 5pm 
Lego and games – come along and play!
All ages. 

Thursday 18 August 
10.30 - 11.30am. 
Spy craft - make a magnifying glass and decode secret messages.
Ages 5+. 

Friday 19 August 
11am - 12pm 
Sing and story time for the little ones. 
Ages 0-5. 

Monday 22 August 
3 - 4pm 
Spy craft - make a spy watch. 
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 23 August 
Drop in any time 
Puzzles, colouring and Gadgeteers activity sheets. 
All ages. 

Wednesday 24 August 
3.30 - 5pm 
Lego and games - come along and play!
All ages. 

Thursday 25 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Spy craft – make a spy watch.
Ages 5+.

Friday 26 August 
11am - 12pm 
Zoolab introduce children to the world of minibeasts and other small creatures.
Ages 5+. 

Every Saturday 
10.30am - 12pm 
Lego and games - come along and play! 
All ages. 

Stockbridge Library

Monday 25 July
11am - 12pm 
Celebrate the wonder of science with stories, experiments, and a quiz. Great fun for all the family with Robin Simpson. 
Ages 5+. 

Tuesday 26 July
Drop in any time 
Create a rocket collage. 
All ages. 

Thursday 28 July  
Drop in any time from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Friday 29 July 
Drop in any time 
Make a fish bowl craft. 
All ages. 

Saturday 30 July
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Monday 1 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Stories, crafts, and play for the little ones.
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 2 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a robot from recycled materials. 
All ages. 

Thursday 4 August
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Friday 5 August
Drop in any time 
Jewellery making. 
All ages. 

Saturday 6 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Monday 8 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Stories, crafts, and play for the little ones.
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 9 August 
2.30 - 3.30pm 
It’s showtime! Award winners, Mad Science, present their 'Inventions and Discoveries' show.
Ages 6+.

Thursday 11 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Friday 12 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a summer hat. 
All ages. 

Saturday 13 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Monday 15 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Stories, crafts, and play for the little ones.
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 16 August 
Drop in any time 
Junk modelling - create your own invention from recycled materials. 
All ages. 

Thursday 18 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Friday 19 August 
Drop in any time 
Design your own football player craft. 
All ages. 

Saturday 20 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Monday 22 August 
10.30 - 11.30am 
Stories, crafts, and play for the little ones.
Ages 0-5. 

Tuesday 23 August 
Drop in any time 
Make a spinning whirligig 
All ages. 

Thursday 25 August 
Drop-in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages. 

Friday 26 August 
2 - 3pm
Zoolab introduce children to the world of minibeasts and other small creatures.
Ages 5+. 

Saturday 27 August 
Drop in from 10am - 1pm 
Board games, colouring, and puzzles.
All ages.