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Activities in the public library

Class visits

Our class visits aim to promote reading for pleasure and encourage library membership. During a class visit the children will be shown various resources including children’s fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, and books on CD. The children will learn how to use the library and receive information to take home about all the library has to offer.

“A lot of children have joined the library today or have taken out a number of books. They were able to find authors and enjoyed sitting down and reading. Thank you for an excellent session.” Year 3 Teacher, St. Andrew’s Primary School

Local History Talks

Local and family history sessions tailored to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are available by class visit to your local Knowsley library. Local history sessions focus on the changing face of your school’s locality. Family history sessions give pupils an understanding of basic genealogical research.

Additional activities

There are reading challenges for the whole family, writing competitions, after school activities and school holiday activities too. All our activities have been approved by the Children’s University as validated learning activities.

All sessions are free of charge for schools and children. No Service Level Agreement is required for schools to use public library facilities.

For more information on any of these activities or to book class visits please contact

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