Half term fun in Bolton’s Libraries

There are a lot of half-term activities happening in Bolton’s Libraries nest week. Check the list below for something to keep your little treasures amused:

Bolton Central Library and Museum

This half term we are celebrating our new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’. Join us for free themed activities during the week. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

Saturday 18 February: 1.30pm to 3pm Create a 3D elephant to link to Bolton’s long historic association with this amazing animal.

Tuesday 21 February: 1pm Fish feed in the aquarium, 1.30pm to 3pm come along and create your very own Stingray.

Wednesday 22 February: 2pm Cinema at the Crescent holiday special – ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ in Lecture Theatre 1. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 23 February: 1pm Fish feed in the aquarium, 1.30pm to 3pm have a look at some incredible insect specimens! You can also make caterpillars and   butterflies.

Friday 24 February: 1.30pm to 3pm It’s nearly spring so join us as we make bird nests and chicks.

During the week you can also add to our Noah’s Ark frieze in Children’s Library. Plus enter our ‘Amazing Animals and Mythical Beasts’ quiz. Hand your entry in at the Children’s Library by Sun 26 Feb to be in with the chance of winning a prize.

Community Libraries:

The Crafty Kids Club  – Farnworth Library, Saturday 18 February, 2pm to 3pm

Join our Crafty Kids Club on the third Saturday of every month. You can make lots of fun crafts for you to take home. Suitable for ages 3 plus.

Rainbow Fish session – High Street Library, Monday 20 February, 2pm

Listen to the ‘Rainbow Fish’ story and make your fish collage to take home. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

Star Wars – High Street Library, Tuesday 21 February, 2pm

Create your own Star Wars mask – will you choose a character from the Dark side or the Light side? Plus listen to a few Star Wars stories. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

Animal Encounters  – Bromley Cross Library, Tuesday 21 February, 3pm to 4pm

Come and see a range of live animals at Bromley Cross Library. Curious Critters will be bringing friendly reptiles and invertebrates for you to meet up close!

Bird talk at Breightmet Library                                                                                                               Wednesday 22 February, 12.15pm to 1.30pm      Are you a budding nature enthusiast? Do you like birds? Come and listen to an amazing nature talk by Don Stenhouse, Collection Access Officer.  Hear some dazzling facts, stories, see Museum specimens and one or two mystery guests. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Half term craft session at Horwich Library

Wednesday 22 February, 1.30pm to 3.30pm  –  Beat the boredom of half term and join us at Horwich Library for some crafty fun.  You can create a sunshine hanging mobile or creepy crawly creature to take home.

 Animal time –  High Street Library, Thursday 23 February, 2pm

Come along and listen to stories about animals. Plus make an animal themed bookmark. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.

 Dino-Day at Westhoughton Library, Thursday 23 February, 2pm to 3pm

Come along for lots of Dinosaur fun! There will be themed stories and make your very own T-Rex mask.

Waddling Penguin = High Street Library, Saturday 25 February, 2pm

Join us and make your own moving penguin. Suitable for ages 4 to 11.


Tudor activities at the halls this half term 

Hall i’ th’ Wood, Tuesday 21 February, 1pm to 3pm – Pop along and make a pomander or try your hand at quill writing. £1 per child and no need to book.

 Smithills Hall, Friday 24 February, 1pm to 3pm  –  Try on Tudor Costumes and take to the floor for some Tudor dancing. There will also be Tudor games, object handling and a Henry VIII Trail. £1 per child and no need to book.


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