Library events for children are online this half-term

This story was published 9 February 2021

North Yorkshire libraries are showcasing a wide programme of children’s half-term activities which can be enjoyed from the comfort of their home.

Making a viking doll

From model-making to poetry classes, the library service is offering events on its Facebook page.

Among the activities is a creative poetry writing class with local poet Andy Croft on Tuesday, February 16, from 11am to 11.45am, suitable for ages six to 11. For more details and to book a free place please email claire.thompson@northyorks.gov.uk

Join a comic masterclass on Zoom with artist and comedian Kev Sutherland on Wednesday, February 17, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, suitable for ages eight and over. For more details and to book a free place please email lyndsay.glover@northyorks.gov.uk

Space expert Cosmic Carol will take you on a mission to Mars with an interactive talk on Thursday, February 18, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, suitable for ages six to 11. For more details and to book a free place please email claire.thompson@northyorks.gov.uk

Artist Jay Stelling will teach viewers how to make a model Viking in a video created especially for North Yorkshire libraries. It will be posted on the Facebook page on Friday, February 19, at 10am and will remain available to view on the page.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “We pride ourselves on the fun and informative half-term activities we offer. Although we can’t welcome customers into our libraries at the moment our fantastic staff and volunteers have gone above and beyond to bring you a range of online events.

“All activities are free and easy to access so I encourage all youngsters to get involved. Don’t forget to check out your local library Facebook pages too for regular story times, activities and news.”

Read more information on what the library service is offering during the pandemic.