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Cumbria Library Service to host free virtual Easter holiday activities

Written by on 07/04/2021

Cumbria Library Service will be holding a range of virtual events for children to join during the Easter holiday period.

From meeting bestselling authors to getting creative in crazy cartoon workshops, there is something for children of all age groups.

The events will run from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April and all events are free of charge. To view the events please click here. and to make a booking, please visit Cumbria Libraries Events | Eventbrite.

For young football fans there will be live sessions with famous author and football enthusiast Dan Freedman on Tuesday 13th April 2021. These sessions are aimed at the 8+ age group. Dan’s sessions always receive great reviews for inspiring and motivating young audiences into the world of writing and igniting a passion for reading – don’t miss out!

On Friday 16th of April join the hilarious illustrator/author Liz Million in a cartoony workshop all about human/animal cartoons. Liz will show you how to create amazing animal and human characters of your own at home and get everyone in the family drawing! Liz’s sessions are open to all age groups and will be running at 10am and 2:30pm.

Children 11+ and 14+ can join Jamie Normington from Cumbria Wildlife Trust as he hosts a session on climate change, sustainability and the local environment on Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th April.

On Thursday 15 April famous author and poet Paul Cookson delivers four virtual sessions on poetry to 5+, 8+, 11+ and 14+ age groups, for any youngsters with a passion for poetry.

For those of you with 5+ year olds who love a bedtime story tune in every night of the week from 6.30pm.

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services – Cllr Deborah Earl said:

“These events provide children with an opportunity to meet a variety of interesting and inspiring writers, poets and authors. Not only will the events help to keep your little ones busy throughout the school holidays (when travel is still restricted), but they will also provide a great opportunity to inspire children to love reading and writing. There are vast benefits to this from helping our youngsters to improve their vocabulary and language skills, to helping our early teens to become confident young authors; there are a wealth of advantages in igniting a passion for reading in the next generation.”