Kids summer library activities



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.

Halewood Library

Friday 26 July
11am to 12pm
Blast Off! Sign up for this year’s reading challenge – Space Chase - with space themed activities galore!
All ages
 
Monday 29 July
2pm to 3pm
Stories, crafts, and fun and games based on ‘The Albert Dockhounds’ with the author Rebecca Fan-Blinston. And if you like, you can buy the book too!
Ages three plus

Tuesday 30 July
11am to 12pm
Create your very own flying saucer.
All ages
 
Friday 2 August

2pm to 3pm
Join Darren the Ranger and make a Moon wall hanger from willow.
Ages five plus
 
Monday 5 August
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Make a lunar landscape collage.
All ages
 
Tuesday 6 August

11.30am to 12.30pm
Stories and crafts linked to the Space Chase with professional story-teller Robin Simpson.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 9 August
11.30am to 12.30pm
The Magic Philip FUN Show – It’s a roller coaster ride of comedy, fun, laughter and lots of magic!
Ages five plus
 
Monday 12 August
11am to 12pm
More space themed activity with a smiley sun craft.
All ages
 
Tuesday 13 August
3.15pm to 4.15pm
Zoolab present their spectacular animal Space Chase featuring millipedes, snakes, and lizards.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 16 August
11am to 12pm
An ‘out of this world’ Milky Way craft (not the chocolate bar!)
All ages
 
Monday 19 August
11.15am to 12.15pm
Laugh until you cry with Craig Bradley as he performs his brilliantly funny poetry from ‘Postcards from the Moon’ with jokes and silly props. And if you like you can buy the book too!
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 20 August
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Launch day is here - make a rocket.
All ages
 
Friday 23 August
11am to 12pm
Make a solar system mobile.
All ages
 
Tuesday 27 August
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Design a space poster
All ages
 
Friday 30 August
11am to 12pm
Make an alien mask
All ages

Huyton Library

 
Friday 26 July
2.30pm to 4pm
Blast Off! Sign up for this year’s reading challenge – Space Chase - with space themed activities galore!
All ages
 
Tuesday 30 July
2.30pm to 4pm
Jewellery-making session
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 1 August
11am to 12pm
Meet author Leonie Roberts and listen to her reading ‘The Colourful Chameleon’ and then enjoy some crafts and, if you like buy the book!
Buy the Book!
Ages two to 7
 
Friday 2 August
2pm to 3pm
Join Karen the Ranger and make a moon wall hanger from willow.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 6 August
1.30pm to 2.30pm
Zoolab present their spectacular animal Space Chase featuring millipedes, snakes, and lizards.
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 8 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Blast off with your very own space rocket.
All ages
 
Friday 9 August
2pm to 3pm
Stories and crafts linked to the Space Chase with professional story-teller Robin Simpson.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 13 August
2.30pm to 4pm
Make use of that pesky plastic – make a fish from plastic bottles.
All ages
 
Thursday 15 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Design your very own hot air balloon.
All ages
 
Friday 16 August
2.30m to 3.30pm
The Magic Philip FUN Show – It’s a roller coaster ride of comedy, fun, laughter and lots of magic!
Ages 5 plus
 
Monday 19 August
1.30pm to 2.30pm
Laugh until you cry with Craig Bradley as he performs his brilliantly funny poetry from ‘Postcards from the Moon’ with jokes and silly props. And if you like, you can buy the book too!
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 20 August
2.30pm to 4pm
Jewellery-making session.
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 22 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Make a UFO space craft and mini alien.
All ages
 
Tuesday 27 August
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Design your own summer flip-flops.
All ages
 
Thursday 29 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Create the ‘Three Little Pigs’ in their own mini theatre.
All ages

Kirkby Library

Tuesday 23 July
10.15am to 11.15am
Blast Off! Sign up for this year’s reading challenge – Space Chase - with space themed activities galore!
All ages
 
Tuesday 23 July
3pm to 4pm
Make a moon and stars mobile.
All ages
 
Tuesday 30 July
10.30am to 12pm
Virtual Reality headset experience. Hosted by O2 and Samsung, have a go with a VR headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience.
Ages 6 plus
 
Tuesday 30 July
3pm to 4pm
Make a paper hippo.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 2 August

3pm to 4pm
Space-themed colouring, puzzles and other fun activities.
All ages
 
Tuesday 6 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Stories, rhymes, and craft for the little ones.
Under fives
 
Tuesday 6 August
2pm to 3pm
Stories and crafts linked to the Space Chase with professional story-teller Robin Simpson
Ages five plus
 
Friday 9 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
The Magic Philip FUN Show – It’s a roller coaster ride of comedy, fun, laughter and lots of magic!
Ages 5 plus
 
Monday 12 August
3.15pm to 4.15pm
Zoolab present their spectacular animal Space Chase featuring millipedes, snakes, and lizards.
Ages 5 plus
 
Tuesday 13 August
3pm to 4pm
More spaced theme fun making space glasses.
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 15 August
11.30am to 12.30pm
Stories, fun, and a fairy tale quiz with Nana Strawberry herself! And if you like you can buy one of the Nana Strawberry books too!
Ages four plus
 
Friday 16 August
3pm to 4pm
Make a Minion.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 20 August
11am to 12pm
Meet author Leonie Roberts and listen to her reading ‘The Colourful Chameleon’ and then enjoy some crafts and if you like buy the book.
Ages two to seven
 
Friday 23 August
3pm to 4pm
Space-themed colouring, puzzles and other fun activities     
All ages
 
Tuesday 27 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Stories, rhymes, and craft for the little ones.
Under fives
 
Tuesday 27 August
3pm to 4pm
Make a robot.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 30 August
3pm to 4pm
Space-themed colouring, puzzles and other fun activities.    
All ages

Prescot Library

Friday 26 July
2.30pm to 4pm
Blast Off! Sign up for this year’s reading challenge – Space Chase - and make an alien or an astronaut mask
All ages
 
Monday 29 July
2pm to 3pm
Join Gordon the Ranger and make a moon wall hanger from willow.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 30 July
3pm to 4pm
Make a rocking flying saucer.
All ages
 
Friday 2 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Meet author Leonie Roberts and listen to her reading ‘The Colourful Chameleon’ and then enjoy some crafts and if you like buy the book.
Ages two to seven
 
Saturday 3 August
10.30am to 11.30am
Dress up as a pirate or a princess and join in the fun and games at Sam’s Saturday Club.
Ages five plus
 
Monday 5 August
3pm to 4pm
Jewellery-making session
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 6 August
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Zoolab present their spectacular animal Space Chase featuring millipedes, snakes, and lizards.
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 8 August

11.30am to 12.30pm
Stories, fun, and a fairy tale quiz with Nana Strawberry herself! And if you like you can buy one of the Nana Strawberry books too!
Ages four plus
 
Friday 9 August
3pm to 4pm
Make a Space Chase door hanger.
All ages
 
Monday 12 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
More Space themed craft with Space Chase badges.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 13 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Space Chase hat craft.
All ages
 
Thursday 15 August
11am to 12pm
Learn some fun facts and do a craft with our guest from the Dogs Trust.
Ages five plus
 
Monday 19 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Make a trinket box for your mini treasures.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 20 August
10.30am to 12.30pm
Virtual Reality headset experience. Hosted by O2 and Samsung, have a go with a VR headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience.
Ages six plus
 
Friday 23 August
3pm to 4pm
Make Space Chase medallions
All ages
 
Tuesday 27 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Jewellery-making session
Ages five plus
 
Thursday 29 August

11am to 12pm
Colouring-in and puzzle fun.
All ages

Stockbridge Library

Friday 26 July
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Blast Off! Sign up for this year’s reading challenge – Space Chase - and make a rocket.
All ages
 
Monday 29 July
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Make your very own Space Alien.
All ages
 
Tuesday 30 July
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Surprise ‘Space’ craft.
All ages
 
Friday 2 August
2pm to 3pm
Join Gordon the Ranger and make a moon wall hanger from willow.
Ages five plus
 
Monday 5 August
11am to 12pm
Stories, crafts, and fun and games based on ‘The Albert Dockhounds’ with its author Rebecca Fan-Blinston. And if you like you can buy the book too!
Ages three plus
 
Tuesday 6 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
May the force be with you’ Star Wars craft.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 9 August
11.30am to 12.30pm
Stories and crafts linked to the Space Chase with professional story-teller Robin Simpson
Ages five plus
 
Monday 12 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Jewellery-making session.
Ages four plus
 
Tuesday 13 August
10.30am to 12.30pm
Virtual Reality headset experience. Hosted by O2 and Samsung, have a go with a VR headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience.
Ages six plus
 
Tuesday 13 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Make a flying saucer and listen to a story.
Under fives
 
Friday 16 August
11.30am to 12.30pm
The Magic Philip FUN Show – It’s a roller coaster ride of comedy, fun, laughter and lots of magic!
Ages five plus
 
Monday 19 August

3.30pm to 4.30pm
Laugh until you cry with Craig Bradley as he performs his brilliantly funny poetry ‘Postcards from the Moon’ with jokes and silly props. If you like you can also buy his book.
Ages five plus
 
Tuesday 20 August
3.15pm to 4.15pm
Zoolab present their spectacular animal Space Chase featuring millipedes, snakes, and lizards.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 23 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
‘To the Moon and back’ craft.
All ages
 
Tuesday 27 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Make a star hat
Under fives
 
Thursday 29 August
11am to 12pm
Quiz and treasure hunt.
Ages five plus
 
Friday 30 August
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Enjoy some board games with family and friends.
Ages three plus