Activities in libraries in Pendle over the summer

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Pendle libraries are offering a wide variety of free activities over the summer that are suitable for families and adults alike.

Activities that younger visitors to Nelson Library can enjoy include a Rhyme and Action Time for Toddlers activity. Toddlers can sing-a-long using actions to popular rhymes and songs, and the session gives parents a chance to meet with others.

There's also a Storytime activity for pre-school children at Nelson Library. On Wednesday afternoons children can have fun with picture books, rhymes and take part in a craft activity.

A regular Reading Group is held at Barnoldswick Library every Tuesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.

A Lego Club is held at Barnoldwick Library every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. This is suitable for children aged from eight–years-old to drop in and use their imagination to work together to create something.

Barrowford Library holds regular digital skills sessions on Wednesday mornings from 11am to 12.30pm. These informal sessions teach the basics of ICT.

Younger visitors to Barrowford Library can enjoy Story and Rhyme Time every Thursday from 10.30am to 11am. Children can have fun singing songs, playing with instruments and listening to stories being read.

Colne Library holds a fortnightly Whist and Rummikub group. These lively fun games sessions focus on Whist one week and Rummikub the next.

Get Online with Learn My Way sessions are held at Brierfield Library on Thursdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. This free six week course, starting on Thursday 9 August, teaches basic skills to get people online. Places must be booked for this course.

Brierfield Library also holds a Duplo Club every Saturday morning from 10am to 12 noon. The Duplo is provided, and accompanied children just need to bring their imagination.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We've got so many fun things to do during the holidays and beyond. There's much for families and adults to do, have fun or to learn something new.

"Hopefully it is easy for people to take part in an activity that they enjoy on their doorstep whilst also getting the chance to socialise with others who enjoy doing the same activities.

"There's also many opportunities for adults to gain support to learn new skills to help to apply for jobs, or to help them to use digital skills more in their life."

Taking part in many of the activities will be free, to make them as easy and accessible as possible. Some could have a small charge to cover the costs of the materials to be used.

There's no need to book many of the activities, you can just visit the library to join in.

Booking a place will be essential for some of the activities though, as ticket numbers are limited. For more information, to find out if costs apply and if booking is required phone 0300 123 6703, email library@lancashire.gov.uk or call in to a library in Pendle.

All of the activities are offered in addition to the thousands of books that are available to borrow from each library. The titles are changed regularly, with new ones being added frequently. Books can also be ordered. A variety of audio books and CDs are also available.

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.

For more information, go to www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries or call 0300 123 6703.

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