Summer activities for children

We have lots of fun activities taking place these holidays for children to join in with. Here are just a few things to tempt you. For more activities and details of events please contact your local library or follow us on social media...

Brynteg Library

Brynteg Library will be holding special summer craft sessions Monday, August 7 and 14 and Wednesday, August 23 and 30 during the holidays. These sessions will run from 3pm-4pm and will be suitable for children aged four to 10. They will also be hosting Family Summer Sports and Games on Tuesday, August 22, from 11am-noon, plus they will be having a visit from Xplore! the science discovery centre on Tuesday, August 15. Some of these sessions need to be booked in advance so please contact the library on 01978 759523 to reserve your place and to ask for more details.

Chirk Library Treasure Hunt

Join us for a gentle stroll around Chirk town looking for answers to our special themed Summer Reading Challenge treasure hunt. This popular and fun activity will take place on Tuesday, August 8 and will start from the Library at 2pm (last entry at 3pm). It will cost just 50p per child and children under eights must be accompanied by an adult. For more details call the library on 01691 772344. Ready, Set, Read!

Gwersyllt Library

Throughout the summer there will be weekly craft sessions for children on Thursday mornings. On Thursday, August 24, from 10.30am there will be Family Summer Sports and Games. The library will also be having a visit from superhero mascots Seren a Sbarc, plus an interactive session with Xplore! the science discovery centre. All of this plus regular activities such as colouring time, Lego time, story time and a special family board game session are available free of charge. Some of these sessions need to be booked in advance so please contact the library on 01978 722890 to reserve your place and to ask for more details.

Wrexham Playday

Wrexham will once again be celebrating National Playday with an event held in Wrexham town centre, on Wednesday, August 2 from noon-4pm on Queen Square and Llwyn Isaf (opposite the library). Playday is for people of all ages including babies and toddlers, older children, teenagers, parents, professionals and grandparents, all are invited to join in this free and playful event. Organisations involved in children's play and playwork from across Wrexham will be coming together to provide a wide range of playful opportunities, including favourites like the giant sandpit, mass water fight, and junk play, and you can find the library there too! Come and visit us on the bandstand where will have activities for you to join in with including our popular treasure hunt!

Xplore! at Wrexham's Libraries

To tie in with this year's Summer Reading Challenge, Xplore! the science discovery centre will be visiting our libraries to deliver interactive sessions based on the theme Ready, Set, Read! The sessions will take place between August 14 and 18 in nine libraries. Places are limited so you will need to make sure you reserve your place. If you are not able to attend after you have reserved your place, please let us know so we can let someone else be part of the session. For more details, please contact your local library or keep an eye on our social media platforms. We can't wait to see you!

The Summer Reading Challenge is here!

Ready, Set, Read! is the name of the game and this year, you guessed it, the theme is sports and games - put simply, we're all ready to have fun and keep active. Are you up for the Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer school holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then all you have to do is read six library books of your choice over three visits to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it's free to take part! You can also keep track of your reading by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website where you can find new books to read, take part in competitions and mini challenges, and play games. Don't delay - join today!