Lots of fun down at the library

There’s a lot more than just borrowing books going at our local libraries. South Leeds Life talked to Rachel Benn, Communities Librarian for the south to find out more.

In July Leeds Libraries launched the Summer Reading Challenge to encourage children (and parents) to keep reading over the school holidays. The theme was Animals Agent’s and there were prizes for visiting the library three times and reading six books. Some brilliant free events were also held in the libraries including Spy Zone missions, Detective Doodling, Creating your own Detective Theme Tune

We asked Rachel how it went:

“What a summer! A huge well done to all of the children across South Leeds that took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The figures were increasingly higher than last year which was fantastic! So many books read, prizes given out and over 160 new library members who shared their love for reading. Well done everyone!”

Just because the summer’s over it doesn’t mean the fun stops. New monthly clubs are starting place at Dewsbury Road Community Hub – the new home of Dewsbury Road library. Events are also taking place at Beeston Library on Town Street; Hunslet Library, off Church Street; and Middleton Library in the St George’s Community Hub:

Dewsbury Road Community Hub:

  • Lego Club: 3:30-4:30pm first Monday of the month (age 5-12)
  • Club DRAMA: 3:30-5pm second Monday of the month (age 11-14)
  • Laughing Yoga with Sponge Tree: Friday 13 October (age 0-5)
  • Writers & Readers taster session: 3:30-4:40pm Wednesday 18 October (age 7-12)
  • The Creatives: 3:30-4:30pm last Tuesday of the month (age 5-12)
  • Storytime: 11-11:30am every Thursday (term time) (age 0-5)

Hunslet Library: