Monthly Archives: February 2014
A Big, Happy, Booky Celebration of Reading! That’s World Book Day, Thursday 6th March. At Wakefield Library we will be welcoming classes from Flanshaw J&I School to meet Professor Libris, the storymaker , who will create wonderful stories with them. The Professor is also known as Eden Ballantyne from Stories Alive and it should be a fun filled day.
At Castleford Forum, children can join in ‘Fun with Food!’ Just how much fun can you have with food in a library? Call in to Castleford Forum Library and Museum on 6th March 4-5pm to find out. Suitable for ages 6-10.
Celebrations are not just taking place on 6th. Library storytimes will be celebrating and staff will be giving out World Book day tokens which can be exchanged for a special World Book day book at participating bookshops and supermarkets. The Bookstart Bear has been let out for a World Book Day library tour and he will be found enthusiastically joining in the rhymes and stories at
Sandal Library: Wed 26 Feb 11.15-12
Airedale Library: Mon 3 Mar 10 – 11
South Elmsall Library: Tues 4 Mar 10.15-11
Wakefield Library: Tues 4 Mar 1.30-2.30 and Fri 7 Mar 10-11
Pontefract Library: Wed 5 Mar 10-11 and Mon 10 Mar 10-11
Castleford Forum: Thurs 6 Mar 10-11
Horbury Library: Fri 7 Mar 2.15-3
Ossett Library: Wed 12 Mar 10.30-11 and Fri 14 Mar 10.30-11
Normanton Library: Thurs 13 Mar 10.30-11.30
Saturday 8th February is National Libraries Day. We have a whole week of activites to highlight all you can find and do in your local library. There are Craft events, Book groups and storytimes of course, but you can also find out how to start researching your family tree, get your your blood pressure checked and find out about healthy eating,or join in a challenge on the Wii. You can read the full range of events on the National Libraries Day tab on this blog.Don’t forget our online services too. With your library card you can download an audio book, learn a language, browse the latest issues of popular magazines, practice for your driving theory test or consult an encycolopedia all from the comfort of your own home. A library card is the best bargain around and it is still all free! Make this the week you call in to your library, explore the Onlineservices or introduce a friend to the library.