Bury Libraries love getting creative! We have regular activities at all our branches; there’s something to suit everyone. We have a weekly mindful colouring group and card making session at Radcliffe Library at Prestwich Library there’s a weekly poetry workshop, where we also welcome the occasional guest, such as Wild Words, who came in this March, … More Libraries Week – Creative
All of our libraries hold a large stock of reading materials, DVDs and talking books that suit all ages and cover most interests. We continue to be a great place to visit as a family as there is always something to keep everyone entertained. There are dedicated children’s areas in all of our … More Libraries Week – Families
Bury Libraries have always worked really hard to support our local schools. We encourage classes to make library visits and work closely with teachers to promote reading and learning. All of our venues have access to loads of factual books and junior computers, so homework isn’t such a chore! We have supported local and national reading … More Library Week – Education
Some more top book reviews from our Junior Bloggers. Have the summer holidays left you feeling a little bit bored yet? Why not give some of these books a read and see if you agree or disagree with our bloggers’ comments.
We had a fantastic response from the children in Year 5, St Peter’s Primary School, who generated loads of book reviews! So we thought that, with the summer holidays almost being upon us, we would share them with you in four instalments over the coming weeks… … More Junior Bloggers’ Reviews – Part 1
Wow! Can you believe that it is twenty years since the first Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone – was published?
Would you love the perfect excuse to re-read a favourite or to discover Harry and his magical world for the first time? … More Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary on the 26th June
Libraries are a fantastic place to encourage writers of any age. At Prestwich Library children were invited to enter a World Book Day Story Writing Competition. In excess of 40 entries were submitted for consideration … More Prestwich Library World Book Day Story Writing Competition
We wanted to update you with the progress of our Junior Bloggers project and to share with you some photographs of how we celebrated its completion on the 8th May – Tea and Cakes with The Mayor and The Consort! The children of class five, St Peter’s Primary school, have really done us proud. We … More Junior Bloggers – A celebration of great work.
One of our junior library members, Areeba Malik, wanted a to find a way to share a story that she has written. At just eight years old Areeba – a pupil at St Luke’s Primary School in Bury – already has a love of writing and wants other children in the borough to be able … More Sharing a story with Bury Libraries
Following on from our blog post about the 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards we though that you would like to see the brilliant display produced by Ramsbottom Library staff. Who wouldn’t be inspired to borrow a book after seeing this!