Summer in the Libraries

Summer 2019Wigan Libraries Summer Reading and Activity Challenge

Read a book and take part in at least one special activity challenge with a different theme every week. Complete all six weeks to get a certificate, win incentives and get entered into the big summer draw! It’s free and children of all ages can take part.

To book onto any of the below library events, see How to Book for further details.

Citizen Science Summer Activities for Children

Jet Packs

Looking for some upcycled crafty things to do this summer? Reserve a place at your local library today.

Come along and have great fun creating your jetpacks and then blast off and enjoy your jetpack all summer long.

  • £3 per child
Jet Packs
Monday 22nd July 2019 10am - 11am
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Atherton library
Tyldesley library
Wednesday 24th July 2019 10am - 11am
12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm
Leigh library
Hindley library and community centre
Ince library
Tuesday 30th July 2019 10am - 11pm
12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm
Shevington library
Standish library
Wigan library
Thursday 1st August 2019 12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm
Ashton library
Golborne library

Make together

The Digital Imagination Workshop has come to Wigan. Join us at your local library and craft keyrings and bookmarks with an exciting techy twist. Most suited to age 8 and above, but the sessions can be adapted to suit younger children. 

  • £3 per child
Make together workshops
Monday 22nd July 2019 10am - 12 noon  Hindley library and community centre
Wednesday 31st July 2019 10am - 11am Lamberhead Green library
Friday 2nd August 2019 10am - 12 noon
2pm - 4pm
Wigan library
Standish library
Wednesday 7th August 2019 10am - 12 noon Ince library
Friday 9th August 2019 10am - 12 noon Wigan library
Monday 12th August 2019 10am - 12 noon Atherton library
Wednesday 14th August 2019 12 noon - 2pm Shevington library
Friday 16th August 2019 10am - 12 noon
2pm - 4pm
Leigh library
Golborne library
Wednesday 21st August 2019 10am - 12 noon Platt Bridge library
Friday 23rd August 2019  10am - 12 noon Aspull library 
Wednesday 28th August 2019 10am - 12 noon Ashton library
Friday 30th August 2019 2pm - 4pm Tyldesley library

Monty the Dog - The Plastic Disaster Library Tour

Come and meet the star of the hit new book for children Monty and the Ocean Rescue. Free story-time session for children with signed, pawtagraphed copies available to purchase on the day.

Monty the Dog - Story time sessions
Wednesday 24th July 2019 10am - 11am Standish library
Monday 29th July 2019 10am - 11am Hindley library and community centre
Tuesday 6th August 2019 10am - 11am Atherton library
Monday 12th August 2019 10.30am - 1pm Platt Bridge library
Wednesday 14th August 2019 10am - 11am Ashton library
Monday 19th August 2019 10am - 11am Leigh library
Tuesday 27th August 2019 10am -11am Wigan library

Pebble Trolls

Design and make your own Pebble Troll. What will yours look like? Suitable for all ages and abilities - all equipment and materials provided.

  • £5 per child
Pebble Trolls workshops
Monday 22nd July 2019 10am - 11am
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Standish library
Shevington library
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 10am - 11am
1pm - 2pm
Hindley library and community centre
Wigan library
Wednesday 24th July 2019 10am - 11am
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Lamberhead Green library
Golborne library
Thursday 25th July 2019 12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm
Ashton library
Leigh library
Friday 26th July 2019 12.30pm - 1.30pm
3pm - 4pm
Tyldesley library
Atherton library

Kite Making

Make and design your very own Kite! A high quality nylon wing-shaped kite, with fluted bottom and double tail. All equipment & materials will be supplied, including a 30 metre strong fly-line for each kite.

  • £7 per child.
Kite Making workshops
Monday 29th July 2019 10am - 11am
2pm - 3pm
Atherton library
Tyldesley library
Wednesday 31st July 2019 10am - 11am
2pm - 3pm
Hindley library and community centre
Leigh library
Thursday 1st August 2019 10am - 11am
2pm - 3pm
Shevington library
Standish library
Monday 5th August 2019 10am - 11am
2pm - 3pm
Marsh Green library
Wigan library
Tuesday 6th August 2019 11.30am - 12.30am Lamberhead Green library
Wednesday 7th August 2019 10am - 11am Golborne library
Thursday 8th August 2019 2pm - 3pm Ashton library

Books, Games and Craft Drop-in Sessions

Join us at Platt Bridge and Marsh Green Library for a day of books, games and crafts. Ask our team about library services and events. Free and suitable for all ages!

Drop-in sessions
 Monday 12th August 2019  10.30am - 1pm  Platt Bridge library
 Tuesday 13th August 2019  10.30am - 1pm  Marsh Green library

Family Fun Day

  • Saturday 27th July 2019, 12pm - 8pm at Hindley Library and community centre.

Curious Critters

  • Monday 22nd July 2019, 11am - 12 noon at Hindley Library and community centre.

How to book

To reserve a place at any of our library events and to find out about other activities, please contact the library directly:

  • Atherton Library: 01942 404817
  • Ashton Library: 01942 727119
  • Golborne Library: 01942 777800
  • Hindley Library and Community Centre: 01942 316455 or book on Facebook (external link)
  • Lamberhead Green Library: 01942 705060
  • Leigh Library: 01942 404404
  • Platt Bridge Library: 01942 487997
  • Shevington Library: 01257 252618
  • Standish Library: 01257 400496
  • Tyldesley Library: 01942 404738
  • Wigan Library: 01942 827621

Alternatively, email library.transformation@wigan.gov.uk, send @WiganLibraries a message on Facebook or Twitter or visit Community Book (external link) and Wigan libraries.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and post your summer activities using hashtags #CitizenScience and #WiganSummerRead.

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