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Spring into your local library for activities this Easter

Published March 29, 2018 2.40pm


There are lots of fun activities taking place in libraries across County Durham this Easter to keep children entertained throughout the schools holidays, whatever the weather.

Library crafts

Our libraries will be hosting Easter activities.

For a small charge of £1 per child, families can get involved in a variety of spring themed crafts.

Children can get creative and use their imagination to decorate fairy houses in Chilton library on Monday, 9 April from 2.15pm to 3.15pm or drop in to Easington Colliery Library to decorate wooden heart magnets throughout the day on Thursday, 5 April and Saturday, 7 April.

For little ones who love to paint, Trimdon Library is hosting an egg decorating session on Thursday, 5 April from 10.00am to 12 noon and Peterlee Library is running a crafts and face painting session on Tuesday, 10 April from 10.30am until 12 noon.

At Barnard Castle Library you can make pot plant animals courtesy of The Friends of Barnard Castle on Wednesday, 11 April at 2.00pm or pop by for spring crafts on Friday, 6 April between 2.00pm and 3.00pm.

Families will also have the opportunity to pop into Durham Clayport Library if they are visiting the city centre over the holidays, with spring crafts sessions on Saturday, 7 April and Saturday, 14 April from 10.00am to 12 noon.

Anne Davison, service manager for growing and learning said "Our libraries have a packed schedule of events over the Easter holidays, with something for everyone. We really want to encourage families to come along and get creative, making some fun Easter crafts to take home."

Go to Libraries to find your nearest library.

The full activity timetable is below:

  • Annfield Plain library - Spring crafts (crown/insect magnet), Tuesday 10 April, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Barnard Castle library - Spring crafts, Friday 6 April 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Barnard Castle library - Pot plants animals with Dawn Belshaw, Wednesday 11 April, 2.00pm
  • Belmont library - Rocking chicks, rolling rabbits and Easter wreath, Thursday 5 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Blackhall library- Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Bowburn library- Spring crafts (fairy houses and hedgehogs), Thursday 12 April, 2.30pm- 3.30pm
  • Brandon library- Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 2.15pm
  • Chilton library- Spring crafts (decorate a fairy house), Monday 9 April, 2.15pm - 3.15pm
  • Chester-le-Street library - Easter crafts (spring rabbits and Easter crowns), Saturday 7 April, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Consett library- Spring crafts (bunnies, flowers and lambs), Tuesday 10 April, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Cornforth library- Colour in masks and jewel kits, drop in crafts
  • Coundon library- Spring crafts, Thursday 5 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Crook library- Spring crafts, Tuesday 10 April, 10.00am
  • Durham Clayport library- Spring crafts, Saturday 7 April and Saturday 14 April, 10.00am - 12 noon
  • Easington Colliery- Drop-in crafts (decorate wooden heart magnets), Thursday 5 April and Saturday 7 April
  • Esh Winning library- Spring crafts, Monday 9 April, 2.15pm
  • Ferryhill library- Drop-in crafts, Saturday 7 April, 10.00am - 12 noon
  • Horden library- Spring crafts, Saturday 24 March
  • Lanchester library- Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Langley Park library- Spring crafts, Friday 6 April, 10.30am
  • Murton library- Spring crafts (paper flowers), Tuesday 3 April
  • Newton Aycliffe library- Spring crafts, Tuesday 10 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Newton Hall library -Crafts, Monday 9 April, 11am and drop-in colouring and crafts
  • Pelton library - Spring crafts, Wednesday 11 April, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Peterlee library - Crafts and face painting, Tuesday 10 April, 10.30am - 12 noon
  • Sacriston library - Spring crafts (country life), Thursday 12 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Seaham library -Spring crafts, Monday 9 April, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Sedgefield library - Spring crafts, Friday 6 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Shildon library - Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 2.15pm
  • Shotton library - Spring crafts, Saturday 7 April, 10.00am - 11.00am
  • South Moor library - Spring crafts, Saturday 14 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Spennymoor library - Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Stanley library - Eggy Aliens, Saturday 24 March, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Trimdon library-Egg decorating, Thursday 5 April, 10.00am - 12 noon
  • Willington library -Spring crafts, Thursday 12 April, 2.00pm
  • Wolsingham library - Rabbit crafts, Monday 9 April, 10.00am
  • Woodhouse Close library- Spring crafts, Monday 9 April, 2.30pm

Please contact your local library direct to get more information on Easter activities.

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