A fantastic festival celebrating the magic of libraries in Leeds is set to open this week.
Timed to coincide with half term, a diverse range of activities and events for all ages to enjoy are set to be held at Leeds City Council libraries across the city from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 February 2015 as part of the first city-wide library festival. On offer will be storytelling, films, talks, live music, crafting, heritage tours, gaming and the chance to find out more about rare books and maps which the city’s libraries has in its collection.
Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:
“We are very excited to be hosting our very first city-wide Library Festival in Leeds which really does promise to be something special.
“A range of diverse and interesting activities and events will be on offer which people of all ages can take part in and enjoy. Some of our programmed events do need to be booked, so if you are interested in attending, please reserve your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”
Featuring in the packed programme a Family Fun Club will be held at Beeston Library on Sunday 15 February from 12-1pm, which will offer activities including stories, rhymes, toys, colouring and crafts.
Hunslet Library is the place to be on Tuesday 17 February. There will be a Marvellous Music Morning from 10:30-11:30am where you are invited to sing songs, rhymes and have a fabulous time with musical shakers. In the afternoon it’s time for Minecraft, which has captured the imagination of youngsters around the world, why not come along with your friends from 2pm-4pm and create your own world using Minecraft Lego? Places are limited, so please book your place as soon as possible.
Meanwhile Middleton Library will be holding a Where’s Wally? hunt all week. Wally is hiding in one of the children’s books in the library….is he in yours? If you find him you’ll win a special prize. You can also join in with the ‘Where’s Wally?’ Treasure Hunt.
City centre events include a Harry Potter event at the Central Library on Tuesday 17 February and a literary pub quiz in the White Swan on Thursday 19 February in the evening.
For a full programme of events and activities in the festival, please see: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/libraryfest.aspx