A fun-filled summer of stories with Hull Libraries

Following the success of June’s sell-out Big Malarkey Festival, where 4,300 people experienced the fun of Hull’s family festival and accompanying schools’ programme, Hull Libraries summer programme has launched this week with over 140 free activities.

With summer once again looking a little different for many families, Hull Libraries has come up trumps with a wide range of fun ways to keep the kids entertained this summer. From Lego and chess clubs, crafts sessions and author workshops to learning about Vlogging, a range of activities will be offered across the city’s libraries helping to keep kids of all ages engaged for free. 

Cllr Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, explained: “The team at Hull Libraries have planned an action-packed summer programme which is all free thanks to funding from Health Holidays Hull.

“From live artist workshops, interactive sessions for under fives and weekly clubs like street dance, our aim is to provide a range of free activities to engage young people.

“Once again, children are also invited to take part in the national summer reading challenge, which encourages reading over the six week holiday, while a photography competition, ‘Capture summer’ runs from until 18 Sept capturing the summer holidays through the eyes of the city’s young people. So if you know any budding young photographers we would love to see their images which capture summer in the city.” 

Here’s a flavour of what to expect at Hull Libraries this summer:

Rubbish robots with Makerspace (under 5s sessions) 

Author visits with Steve Skidmore

Interactive poetry word play sessions with Paul Cookson

Live drawing tutorials with Calvin Innes

Creative writing sessions with Grimm & Co

Pottery sessions with Studio 11

Artist workshops with Artlink

Animal Conservation and habitats talk with Sam’s Safari

Street Dance

Cooking up a picnic with Groundworks

Pick up a copy of the summer programme from branches of Hull Libraries. All activities are free and places can be booked via EventBrite