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Family fun at Bradford Libraries this Easter


Bradford Council’s Libraries Service is offering a host of fun family friendly activities to encourage book-sharing and reading during the Easter School Holiday.

The libraries are free to use and have thousands of books to enjoy and will be holding special activities at libraries across the district.


Libraries will be reading stories and singing rhymes and there will be craft activities including making fluffy bunnies, designing Easter eggs, decorating bird houses, building Easter baskets, and creating Easter plant pots.


Local drop-in activities in libraries for Easter:


Menston Library, Thurs 21 March 3.30pm Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Egg Crafts

Ilkley Library, Thurs 28 March 2.00pm Easter Crafts

Keighley Library, Sat 30 March 11.00am Story Time & Fluffy Bunnies Crafts

Silsden Library, Weds 3 April 2.00pm Story Time & Easter Eggs Crafts

Ilkley Library, Thurs 4 April 2.00pm Easter Crafts


Also at Ilkley, Burley and Menston libraries on Monday 25th March they will be a free interactive musical mystery for 8- to 12-year-olds by Clare Povey and Northern Opera Group. Join detectives to track down clues within the library to find the rare and mysterious ‘Book of Eternity’. Can you find the book and the culprit before the end of the show.  The times are 11am – Ilkley Library; 1:30pm – Burley Library; 3:30pm – Menston Library.  Please contact your local library to book: www.bradford.gov.uk/libraries/libraries/


Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “We’re egg-cited to be welcoming families to our libraries over the Easter School Holidays. We’ve organised a great range of free activities which are not only fun but also encourage the enjoyment of reading, which in turn provides many benefits to learning, development and creativity in children.


“Our libraries provide a wide range of resources and services which support people from across our local communities, and residents of all ages can sign up for free library membership at any time.”

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