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.

Library staff will be telling stories involving bunnies, fluffy chicks, and of course Easter eggs.

Along with the story time, libraries will be helping children and families to make Easter Baskets, chicks-on-sticks, Easter hats and crowns, and finger puppets.

Highlights include crafts and stories for under 12s at Burley Library, a reading session, a bunny trail, and Easter card-making session at Eccleshill Library, and stories and Easter-themed finger puppet making at Menston Library and Manningham Library.

A full list of activities in Bradford Libraries for the Easter School Holidays:

Monday 27 March 9.30am Idle Library – Story & Easter Baskets

Thursday 30 March 3.40pm Menston Library – Hoppity Skip Little Chick puppets & story

Friday 31 March 1.30pm Manningham Library – Story & Easter themed finger puppets

Saturday 1 April 10am to 12noon Burley Library – Stories & Easter crafts

Monday 3 April 10am Wibsey Library – If I Were The Easter Bunny story & crafts

Monday 3 April 10.30-11.30am Holme Wood Library – Easter stories & crafts

Monday 3 April 4.30pm Manningham Library – Story & Easter Chicks On Sticks

Tuesday 4 April 10.30am-11.30am Holme Wood Library – Easter stories & crafts

Wednesday 5 April 1.30pm Silsden Library – Story & Easter crafts

Thursday 6 April 10.30-12.30pm Heaton Hub Library – Spring Begins story and crafts

Thursday 6 April 2pm-4pm Heaton Hub Library – Spring Begins craft activity

Thursday 6 April 10.30-11.30am Holme Wood Library – Stories & crafts

Thursday 6 April 11am-12.30pm Great Horton Library – Easter Stay & Play, stories & crafts

Saturday 8 April 10.30-12noon Thornton Library – Story & rhymes

Saturday 8 April 11am-12noon Keighley Library – Story & Easter crafts

Saturday 8 April 11am-12 noon Laisterdyke Library – Story & Easter crafts

Saturday 8 April 1pm-3pm Eccleshill Library – Read & Create Bunnies & Bunny Trail

Tuesday 11 April 10.30-11.30am Holme Wood Library – Stories & crafts

Wednesday 12 April 11am-12noon Thornton Library – Story & crafts

Booking is not essential but large groups should contact the library before attending.

Explore Learning, an award-winning maths and English centre, is also offering workshops at City Library during the Easter School Holidays on Saturday 15 April 9am-12 noon with a Handwriting Zoo Workshop for 4-6 year olds, a Telling The Time Workshop for 5-7 year olds and a Spring In Your Step Comprehension Workshop for children aged 7-9 years. Watch out on Eventbrite to book.

Christine May, Head of Libraries and Archives at Bradford Council’s, 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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