Summer Reading Challenge

Find out how children aged 4 to 11 can join the free Marvellous Makers Summer Reading Challenge which runs from 13 July. Free events are taking place at many of our libraries.

This summer's Summer Reading Challenge, Marvellous Makers, starts on 13 July.

Children aged 4 to 11 can visit any of our libraries to register for this free challenge. Children taking part will explore a whole range of creative arts and enjoy free materials from North Yorkshire libraries and online via the Challenge website. The Marvellous Makers characters have been brought to life by children's illustrator Natelle Quek.

Children who are not currently members of the library can join for free.

Good luck with the challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge events

There are many events for families taking place over the summer holidays to support the challenge, from creative writing, Lego, learning to knit to digital coding. 

Events are free unless a cost is stated. Many are drop-in events, but places are limited for some events and so you will need to book a place with your library in advance. 

Please contact your local library for further information about what's on at your library.

Library events

Barlby library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Sign up on launch day and take part in the lucky dip 13 July 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Bedale library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Marvelous Makers junk modelling 13 July 10am to 2pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous Makers junk modelling 14 August 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free

Bentham library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
LEGO junk modelling: make something amazing out of junk for Bentham Show 26 July 1.30pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free
Music and fun: join Sally-Anne from Little Notes for free interactive musical fun with songs and stories 31 July  9.30am to 11am 0 to 5 Free
Pioneer projects summer celebration: music, poetry, craft activity, creative arts, sound trails, food and fun! 31 July 11am to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
LEGO club: make something amazing out of LEGO 8 August 1.30pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Craft workshop: craft something amazing for Bentham Show  21 August 11am to 12.30pm 4 to 11 Free
LEGO club: make something amazing out of LEGO 22 August 1.30pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Craft workshop: craft something amazing for Bentham Show  29 August 11am to 12.30pm 4 to 11 Free

Boroughbridge library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Creative writing - poetry event with Olivia Mulligan 14 August 2pm to 3.30pm  6 plus Free - book a place
LoveScience Workshop: Marvellous Makers 21 August 2pm to 3pm 5 to 11 £2

Catterick library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Puppet theatre/workshop 7 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Wetheriggs animal rescue: small
animal workshop
14 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 Free
The worlds first rollercoaster and other
amazing inventions: Mike Barfield author visit
22 August 1.15pm to 2.45pm 4 to 11 Free

Colburn library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Puppet theatre/workshop 2 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Wetheriggs animal rescue: small animal workshop 16 August 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
The worlds first rollercoaster and other amazing inventions: Mike Barfield author visit 22 August 4.15pm to 4.45pm 4 to 11 Free

Crosshills- South Craven library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Pirate Poppins: meet Pirate Poppins and parrot for a quest across the great sea. A show full of adventure, silly circus games and aerial adventure! Then join in with games and craft activities 30 July 2.30pm to 4.10pm  4 to 7 £2.00
Make a herb box: plant some herbs 8 August 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous makers arts and crafts: the craft table will be out in the children's area throughout the holidays with lots of junk craft and collage activities   Drop-in 4 to 11 Free

Derwent Valley Bridge community library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Elmer day: Elmer the elephant themed crafts and games 23 July 10am to 1pm 5 to 11 £2 per child
Digital makery day 26 July 2pm to 3pm  7 to 11 Free
Marvellous makers day: a range of crafts and activities suitable for all the family 30 July 10am to 3pm 5 to 11 Free
Engineers week: help yourself activity using den kit.  10 August to 17 August Library opening hours 5 to 11 Free
Summer trail: sweets, certificates and stickers for those who complete the trail 16 August to 6 September Library opening hours For all ages £2 per family

Easingwold library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Traditional fairground games presented by Easingwold Lions (outside event) 20 July 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Make a miniature book 23 July 10am to 11.30am  4 to 11 Free - book a place
Make a minion pencil holder 3 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Build a robot using unusual and interesting junk 14 August 10am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free - book a place

Eastfield - More Than Books library events

Event Date Times Age range
Start a plant day: pot a plant and watch it grow 17 July 10.30am to 12.30pm  5 to 11
Learn to crochet 19 July  10.30am to 11.30am  5 to 11
Waste recovery: making what you like out of junk items 24 July 10.30am to 11.30am  5 to 11
National Literacy Trust creative event 29 July 1.30pm to 3pm  5 to 11
Creative briefs: daily event for group specific children 30 July to 2 August 10.30am to 2.30pm 5 to 11
Start a plant day: pot a plant and watch it grow during the summer 31 July 10.30am to 12.30pm 5 to 11
Badge making 9 August 10.30am to 11.30am 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust creative event 19 August 1.30pm to 3.30pm 5 to 11
Creative briefs: daily event for group specific children 20 to 23 August 10.30am to 2.30pm 5 to 11

Filey library events

Event Date Times Age range
Make recycled crafts 24 July 2pm to 3pm  5 to 11
Making with microbits 29 July  11am to 12 noon 7 to 11
Making with the National Literacy Trust 5 August 1.30pm to 3.30pm  5 to 11
Make your own bag 7 August 1.30pm to 3pm  5 to 11
Making crafts with the family 8 August 2pm to 4pm 5 to 11
Making a mini wormery with Yorkshire Rotters 12 August 10.30am to 12.30pm 5 to 11
Making movements: family yoga 14 August 11am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Making with the National Literacy Trust 22 August 1.30pm to 3.30pm 5 to 11
Making a smoothie: smoothie bike ride with Yorkshire Rotters 23 August 10.30am to 12.30pm 5 to 11
Making with clay: drop-in session 28 August 10.30am to 11.30am 5 to 11

Gargrave library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Meet the Marvellous Makers - meet local makers and take part in a huge range of arts and crafts activities at Gargrave Village Hall 13 July 10.30am to 12.30pm  4 to 11 Free: booking essential Book your place here

Harrogate library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Launch day games and activities - two sessions 24 July 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free: drop-in
Computing and cybersecurity family workshops: learn to control robots using a visual programming language and the BBC Micro:bit. More experienced coders can have a go at using a Raspberry Pi to control LEDs, buzzers and motors - two sessions 25 July  10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm  7 plus Free: drop-in
Make a mini book to take home 29 July 2pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 £2.00: booking essential
Library cinema: enjoy a family film at our pop-up cinema - two sessions 31 July 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free: booking essential
Spooky summer fun: join local author John Clewarth for storytelling fun and monster design 2 August 10am to 11am 4 to 11 Free: booking essential
Air dry clay modelling: take on our colour challenge with air dry clay 6 August 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free: drop-in
Warhammer painting experience: paint Warhammer miniatures. All materials provided 13 August 2pm to 3.30pm 10 plus £2.00: booking essential
Boat making and sailing: craft your own boat from a variety of materials and see if it will sail 15 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free: booking essential
Library cinema: enjoy a family film at our pop-up cinema. There are two sessions. 19 August 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free: booking essential
Sound start musical instrument taster sessions: join members of Harrogate Music School to have a go at playing various musical instruments Various dates - contact the library for more information   4 to 11 Free: booking essential

Helmsley library events

Event Date Times Age range
Marvellous Makers workshop: love science. Use friction to make a climbing toy of your favourite book character, then use conductive ink to make a light up card! 26 July 10.30am to 11.30am  4 to 11
Yorkshire Rotters 'let's make a smoothie': the faster you peddle on the smoothie bike the smoother your drink will be 2 August  10.30am to 12.30pm  4 to 11
Make from scrap: recycling craft session by Laura from Allerton Waste 7 August 10.30am to 11.30am  4 to 11
Make a bee hotel/bird feeder: join the North York Moors National Park for a hands on craft session to learn how we can look after our flying friends 21 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11
Cool chemistry workshop: love science. Make floating water towers, cloud slime and sparkly lava lamps. 30 August 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11

Ingleton library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge need to book
LEGO creators: make something amazing out of LEGO 22 July 2pm to 5pm  4 to 11 Free
LEGO creators: make something amazing out of LEGO 29 July 2pm to 5pm  4 to 11 Free
LEGO creators: make something amazing out of LEGO 5 August 2pm to 5pm   4 to 11 Free
LEGO creators: make something amazing out of LEGO 12 August 2pm to 5pm  4 to 11 Free
Junk modelling: make something out of junk - two sessions 14 August 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free
LEGO creators: make something amazing out of LEGO 19 August 2pm to 5pm  4 to 11 Free
Outdoor sporting treasure hunt 28 August 2pm to 4pm 4 to 11 Free

Kirkbymoorside library events

Event Date Times Age range
Nature day: make a bug house or bird feeder. Make a pine cone hedgehog, pebble painting, study and draw mini beasts, seed planting 2 August 2pm to 4pm 5 to 11
Kirkby creates: learn to knit or sew, make a hand puppet, build LEGO robots, clay modelling 17 August  10am to 12pm 5 to 11

Knaresborough library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Explore the creative arts by designing and making your own junk box puppet theatre. Make up your own story and give a performance! 29 July  2.30pm to 3.30pm  4 to 11 £3.00: booking essential
Explore the creative arts by designing and making your own junk box puppet theatre. Make up your own story and give a performance! 30 July 10.30am to 11.30am  4 to 11 £3.00: booking essential
Pirate Poppins: meet Pirate Poppins and parrot for a quest across the great sea. A show full of adventure, silly circus games and aerial adventure! Then join in with games and craft activities 8 August 2.30pm to 4pm 4 to 7 £3.00
Art workshop: join in the creative fun and create your own masterpiece  12 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 £3.00: booking essential
Art workshop: join in the creative fun and create your own masterpiece  13 August 10.30am to 3.30pm 4 to 11 £3.00 - booking essential
Doodle day: just drop-in and doodle, squiggle or scribble to your hearts content! 21 August 10am to 4pm All ages Free
Library Lego and Duplo day: just drop-in and join in the fun 28 August 10am to 4pm All ages Free

Leyburn library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Junk modelling: two fun sessions 19 August 10am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 3.30pm  4 to 11 Free drop-in

Malton library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge
Yorkshire Rotters 'lets make a smoothie: the faster you peddle on the smoothie bike the smoother your drink will be 23 July 10.30am to 12 noon  4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers animals: put your skills to the test and see if you can make an amazing animal 24 July 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Make a bee hotel/bird feeder: join the North York Moors National Park for a hands on craft session to learn how we can look after our flying friends 26 July 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Family craft and fun: what marvellous creation will you make? 30 July 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers sports: put your skills to the test and see if you can make a sports themed creation 31 July 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Make from scrap: recycling craft session by Laura from Allerton Waste 6 August 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers transport: trains, planes and automobiles, what will you make? 7 August 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
micro:bit treasure hunt: come and hunt for our mini-computers, see if you can activate them and solve the code for the Marvellous Makers 12 to 17 August 9.30am to 5pm 4 to 11 Free
ALSS family craft session 13 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers magic and monsters: big or small, winged or fanged, what will you make? 14 August 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Zine making workshop: show off your own creative style as you work with Dani to make your own zine 16 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Musical theatre workshop themed around Little Mermaid with The Kirkham Henry Group 19 August 10am to 11am 4 to 7 Free
Musical theatre workshop themed around Little Mermaid with The Kirkham Henry Group 19 August 11am to 12 noon 8 to 11 Free
Ryedale Remakes craft workshop: give a new lease of life to unloved items with Ryedale Remakes 20 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers summer: sun, sea, sand ice-cream. Make some super LEGO summer creations 21 August 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Make a badge: use our badge machine to create your own pin badge. 27 August 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free
LEGO makers space: we love the way the earth rotates - what will you make? 28 August 1pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Create a creature: drop-in and get creative with clay with the Make More Arts group 30 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Masham library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Marvellous Makers Storytime 30 July 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free
Lego challenge 30 July 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvellous Makers Storytime 13 August 10.30am to 11.30am 4 to 11 Free
Doodle Room (a drawing and colouring session) 13 August 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Free

Newby and Scalby library events

Event Date Times Age range
Making character masks with animated objects, made with everyday materials 23 July 10.30am to 12 noon  6 to 12
Making music and having fun with harminis 24 July 10.30am to 11.30am 0 to 4
Creative digital fun with Angela: drop-in session 26 July 10.30am to 12 noon 6 to 11
Making LEGO: drop-in club 27 July 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12
Zoo Lab's marvellous mini beasts: four sessions throughout the day 29 July 10.30am to 11.30am 12pm to 1pm 2pm to 3pm 3.30pm to 4.30pm 5 to 12
Making rod puppets with animated objects 30 July 10.30am to 12 noon 6 to 12
Making music and having fun with Kathy Seabrook 31 July 10.30am to 11.30am 0 to 5
Krash labs marvellous minecraft: two sessions 2 August 1pm to 2pm; and 2pm to 3pm 8 to 15
Making LEGO: drop-in club 3 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12
Making music and having fun with Harminis 5 August 10.30am to 11.30am  0 to 4
Making marvellous crafty things 6 August 10.30am to 11.30am 2 to 5; and 6 to 12
Making LEGO: drop-in club 10 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12
Making art: collages, bookmarks and multi-layered pictures inspired by nature with animated objects 13 August 10.30am to 12 noon 6 to 12
Making music and having fun with Harminis 14 August 10.30am to 11.30am  0 to 4
Making LEGO: drop-in club 17 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12
Making music and having fun with Harminis 19 August 10.30am to 11.30am 0 to 4
Making marvellous crafty things 20 August 10.30am to 11.30am 2 to 5 and 6 to 12
Zoo Lab's marvellous mini beasts: four sessions throughout the day 23 August 10.30am to 11.30am; 12 noon to 1pm; 2pm to 3pm; 3.30pm to 4.30pm 5 to 12
Making LEGO: drop-in club 24 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12
Making marvellous crafty things 27 August 10.30am to 11.30am 2 to 5 and 6 to 12
Making music and having fun with Kathy Seabrook 30 August 10.30am to 11.30am 0 to 5
Krash labs marvellous minecraft 30 August 1pm to 2pm 8 to 15
Making LEGO: drop-in club 31 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 12

Nidderdale Plus library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Craft construction challenge: can you build a bridge which can carry the weight of a book? 29 July 11am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Lego challenge: Lego building games and build session 29 July 2pm to 3pm 4 to 7 Free
Lego challenge 29 July 3.30pm to 4.30pm 7 to 11 Free
Marvelous Makers: fun crafts 12 August 1.30pm to 2.30pm 4 to 7  Free
Make a marvelous planter and plant some seeds - limited to 10 places 12 August 3pm to 4pm 7 to 11 Booking essential

Northallerton library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Aqua Fanatic animal handling session 25 July 2pm to 3pm 5 to 11 £3.00
Author talk and monster creative workshop with children's author James Harris 12 August  2pm to 3.30pm  5 to 11 Donations welcome
Crazy Colin magic show 21 August 2pm to 3pm 5 to 11 £3.00

Norton Hive hub events

Event Date Times Age range
Make a bee hotel/bird feeder: join the North York Moors National Park for a craft session and learn how we can look after our flying friends 31 July 10.30am to 12 noon  4 to 11
Make from scrap: recycling craft session by Laura from Allerton Waste 7 August 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11
ALSS family craft session 26 July 10.30am to 12 noon 6 to 11

Pickering library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge
Model a clay monster based on the book 'Where the wild things are' with Make More Arts 13 July 10.30am to 12 noon  5 to 11 Free
LEGO competition: prize for the best creation 20 July 10am to 1.30pm 5 to 11 Free
Digi day with Dan: creative use of our Makey Makey equipment 23 July 10.30am to 12pm  5 to 11 Free
Watercolours based on Quetin Blake book illustrations with Make More Art 26 July 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free
Smoothie bike and seed planting/compost activity with North Yorkshire Rotters 29 July 10.30am to 1pm 3 to 11 Free
Make your own name bunting based on your favourite book characters with Make More Art 2 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free
Junk modelling with Laura from Thalia Waste 6 August 2pm to 4.30pm 5 to 11 Free
Family crafts with Adult Learning 6 August 10am to 12 noon All ages Free
Learn to knit: make a teddy's scarf or bookmark 9 August 10.30am to 12 noon 7 plus Free
Make a bee hotel/bird feeder: join the North York Moors National Park for a craft session 15 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free
Screen printing based on a book with Make More Art 23 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free

Richmond library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Puppet/theatre workshop 5 August 2.30pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Wetheriggs animal rescue: small
animal workshop
14 August 11am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
The worlds first rollercoaster and other 
amazing inventions: Mike Barfield author visit
22 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Ripon library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Family poetry workshops with Olivia Mulligan – join local poet to write a poem to enter a competition. Suitable for children aged 6+ and families. 17, 24 and 31 July 4pm to 4.45pm 6+

Free

Booking essential

Marvellous Makers art workshop - create your on masterpiece craft session. 25 July 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11

Free

Booking essential

Library cinema - Enjoy a family film at our pop-up library cinema. 29 July 10.30am to 12.30pm All ages

Free

Booking essential

Pirate Poppins - meet Pirate Poppins and parrot for a quest across the great sea. A show full of adventure, silly circus games and aerial adventure! Then join in with games and craft activities 8 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 7

£3.00

Booking essential

Adult learning family craft event 12 August To be confirmed    
Be a marvellous maker of LEGO. Just drop-in and enjoy the fun 21 August 10.30am to 12.30pm All ages

Free

Booking recommended

Please contact or visit the library to book a place for these events.

Marvellous makers - Summer Reading Challenge 2024

  • join the challenge at your local library and get your collector folder
  • read six library books during the holidays
  • collect stickers and prizes along the way
  • complete the challenge to receive your marvellous makers medal and certificate
  • starts 13 July and finishes 7 September

 

Scarborough library events

Event Date Times Age range
Poetry slam, banner making and face painting 13 July 10am to 2pm  5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: animal text printing 23 July 10am to 12 noon 3 to 6
National Literacy Trust: words to live by with artist Adrian Riley 23 July 2pm to 4pm  7 to 11
Steve Weatherill drawing workshop 24 July 2pm to 4pm  5 to 11
Kite making 25 July 11am to 2pm 5 to 11
Clay modelling 27 July 11am to 1pm 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: story stone session - pebble painting 30 July 10am to 12 noon 7 to 11
Badge/keyring making 1 August 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Rock painting 3 August 11am to 2pm 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: with author James Harris  6 August To be confirmed 7 to 11
Door hangers/bookmark making 7 August 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Junk modelling 8 August To be confirmed 5 to 11
Jungle bags 10 August 11am to 2pm 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: Coastival women investors - designers, games and art activities 13 August 10am to 12 noon; and 2pm to 4pm 7 to 11
T shirt/bag painting 15 August 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Finger puppets 17 August 11am to 2pm 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: write your own joke book 20 August 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm 7 to 11
Wind chimes and shadow catchers 22 August 11am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Mine craft event 23 August 2pm to 4pm 5 to 11
Stained glass 24 August 11am to 2pm 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: drawing along with sound effects 27 August 10am to 12 noon; and 2pm to 4pm 7 to 11
Friendship bracelets 29 August 11am to 2pm 5 to 11

Selby library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Lego builders challenge 23 July 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free: drop-in
Creative writing with James Nicol 27 July  10am to 12 noon  6 plus Book a place
North Yorkshire Rotters neuro diverse session 7 August 2pm to 3pm 4 to 11 Drop-in
Digital micro bits hunt and online quiz 12 August 2pm to 4pm All ages Drop-in
How to start photography - Camera club 17 August 10am to 12 noon 6 plus Drop-in
Painting pot 21 August 2pm to 3pm 5 to 11 £3 - book a place
Recycled crafts 22 August 10am to 12 noon 7 to 11 Drop-in
Camera club: exhibition of photography 9 to 23 August      

Settle library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Craft workshop: weave a story and make a cape for your teddy bear  8 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Animation workshop: join award winning director Virpi Kettu and make a stop frame animation film with LEGO 14 August 10.30am to 12.30pm 7  to 11 Free - booking essential
Craft workshop: decorate a stick and make a lift the flap book 20 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Techmakers: get with the program at our digital taster event with Minecraft, LEGO, Micro:bits, Makey Makeys and more 30 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Sherburn library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Fun activities to meet the characters and look at books 13 July 9.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous Makers box craft 27 July 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous Makers coding club 31 July 1pm to 2pm 8 to 12 - must be
accompanied by adult
Free - book a place
Marvelous Makers story cubes 3 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Maverlous Makers diorama 10 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Brave words workshop: with professional poet and playwright Chris Singleton 14 August 10.30am to 12.30am 4 to 7 Free - book a place
Bob the tiny dinosaur: Amanda Peace author visit 17 August 10am to 
12 noon
4 to 7 Free
Creative writing and performance workshop: with poet and playwright Chris Singleton 21 August 10.30am to 12.30pm 8 to 12 Free - book a place
Marvelous Makers coding club 21 August 1pm to 2pm 8 to 12 - must be accompanied by adult Free - book a place
Make a Marvelous Makers collage 24 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous Makers coding club 28 August 1pm to 2pm 8 to 12 - must be accompanied by adult Free - book a place
Puppet making workshop 31 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Create a flip book 7 September 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Skipton library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Pirate Poppins: meet Pirate Poppins and parrot for a quest across the great sea. A show full of adventure, silly circus games and aerial adventure! Then join in with games and craft activities 30 July 10.30am to 12.10pm  4 to 7 £3.00
Make a herb box: planting herbs 5 August 2pm 4 to 11 Free
Poetry workshop with Jonathan Humble 8 August 10.30am to 12 noon 7 to 11 Free
Junk modelling 13 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Design a gadget 23 August 2pm 4 to 11 Free
Make a musical instrument 29 August 10.30am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free

Starbeck community library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Junk modelling - 2 sessions 6 August and 13 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free - drop in

Stokesley library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Various activities based around the theme of movement: drop-in session 1 August 2pm to 3.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Art and craft session with a music theme: drop-in session 15 August  2pm to 3.30pm  4 to 11 Free 

Tadcaster library events

Please contact the library for event details.

Thirsk library events

Event Date Times Age range Charge/need to book
Tune your bike up ready for the holidays with Richard 20 July 10am to 1pm 4 to 11 Free
Craft table 20 July 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Make a sock puppet with Chris Geeson, Creative Crafts 22 July 10.30am to 12.30pm 4 to 11 Free - drop-in
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 22 July 1.30pm to 2.30pm 4 to 7 Free - book a place
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 22 July 3pm to 4pm 8 to 11 Free - book a place
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 23 July 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Harminis: musical action for under fives 25 July 10.30am to 11.30am 0 to five Free
Make a clay model monster with Chris Geeson (must also book Thursday 1 August session) 26 July 10.30am to 12.30pm 5 to 12 Free - book a place
Craft table 27 July 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 29 July 10.30am to 11.30am  4 to 7 Book a place
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 29 July  12 noon to 1pm  8 to 11 Book a place
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 30 July 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Paint your clay monster (only for those who went to session on 26 July) 1 August 2pm to 3.15pm 5 to 12 Free - book a place
Craft table 3 August 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Trainmaster large train sets and play (two sessions) 6 August 10am to 11am and 11.15am to 12.15pm 1 to 8 Free - book a place
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 6 August 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Harminis: musical action for under fives 8 August 10.30am   Free
Make a model spaceship with Chris Geeson 9 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free - book a place
Craft table 10 August 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 12 August 1.30pm to 2.30pm 4 to 7 Free - book a place
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 12 August 3pm to 4pm 8 to 11 Free - book a place
Lego drop-in 13 August 10am to 12 noon 4 to 11 Free
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 13 August 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Make a model theatre with Chris Geeson 15 August 2pm to 4pm 5 to 11 Free - book a place
Craft table 17 August 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Zoolab 20 August 11am to 12 noon Families Fee applies - book a place
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 20 August 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Make a pirate ship with Chris Geeson 23 August 10.30am to 12 noon 5 to 11 Free - book a place
Craft table 24 August 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 26 August 1.30pm to 2.30pm 4 to 7 Free - book a place
Marvelous machines: mini engineering project with Richard 26 August 3pm to 4pm 8 to 11 Free - book a place
Lego drop-in 27 August 10am to 12 noon 10am to 12 noon Free
Knitterlings: learn to knit with world famous Thirsk Yarn Bombers 27 August 2pm to 4pm 8 plus Free - book a place
Warhammer drop-in/taster session with Chris Geeson 29 August 2.30pm to 4.30pm 9 to 14 Free
Craft table 30 August 9.30am to 2.30pm 4 to 11 Free

Whitby library events

Event Date Times Age range
micro:bit treasure hunt 13 July 10am to 1pm  5 to 11
Yorkshire Rotters smoothie bike 23 July 2.30pm to 4.30pm  5 to 11
Children's author event with Kjartan Poskitt 31 July 1am to 12pm 5 to 11
Join National Literacy Trust artists Joel Hague and Nathan Wackett for creative activities 1 August 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Story cube: decorate three cubes to help create your own story, followed by group story telling games 5 August 2pm to 4pm  7 to 11
Make a bee hotel/bird feeder: join the North York Moors National Park for a craft session and learn how to look after our flying friends 8 August 10.30am to 12noon 5 to 11
National Literacy Trust: poetry/spoken word activity with a theatrical workshop, games and poetry writing  15 August 10am to 12 noon 5 to 11
Recycled crafting: create a tortoise with a secret compartment for your sweets, and flowers made out of bottle tops 22 August 10am to 12 noon 7 to 11
Make More Art: clay creatures drop-in session 30 August 2pm to 3.30pm 5 to 11
Join 'Runaway Pea' author Kjartan Poskitt for story telling To be confirmed To be confirmed 5 to 11