Summer Reading Challenge 2019

There are lots of activities and fun available at your local libraries this Summer and it’s all free! Just visit your local branch from Saturday 13 July onwards in order to take part. All you have to do is read 6 books over the summer and collect rewards along the way including bookmarks, glasses and window stickers.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge takes place in space, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

The Rockets are a futuristic family living in space and they are hot on the trail of a mischievous band of aliens! The aliens have been jumping from galaxy to galaxy, helping themselves to whatever they like. Now books have mysteriously started to vanish from the Moon Library and the Rockets are on the case. With lots of help from you, the Rockets will go on a mission to try and find the missing books and introduce the aliens to the wonders of the library. There’s plenty of peril along the way, from black holes and shooting stars to the murky depths of the alien ship. Let the Space Chase begin!

If you manage to find all the books and complete the mission there’s also a certificate and medal to collect, given out at a special award ceremony.

For the full list of events in libraries, please see below.

Barnton  |  Blacon  |  Chester  |  Ellesmere Port  |  Frodsham  |  Great Boughton  |  Helsby  |  Hoole  |  Hope Farm  |  Lache  |  Little Sutton  |  Malpas  |  Mobile  |  Neston  |  Northwich  |  Sandiway  |  Tarporley  |  Tarvin  |  Tattenhall  |  Upton  |  Weaverham  |  Wharton  |  Winsford

Barnton Library

To book an activity at Barnton Library, please contact the library directly.
  • Special Space Rhymetimes (Under 5s) will take place on Thursdays, 2.30 to 3pm (25 July, 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 August, 29 August)
  • Saturday 20 July, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Alien Adventurers
    Join us for intergalactic fun. Create your own Rocket family and Alien adventurers hoopla game. Then test out your aim. Drop in.
  • Friday 26 July, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Crazy Cress Aliens
    Make a crazy cress alien, take it home and watch it grow. Drop in
  • Saturday 27 July, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Solar System decoration
    Decorate your own out of this world solar system window decoration. Drop in
  • Monday 29 July, 2.30 to 3.30pm – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential
  • Wednesday 31 July, 2.30pm – Family Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in. Fun for all the family – no need to book.
  • Friday 2 August, 3pm – Space Crafts – Alien Races
    Make an alien then race against your friends in an alien Space Chase. Drop in.
  • Saturday 3 August, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Alien Luna Scene
    Create your own Alien scene, to take home. For ages 4-11years, drop in
  • Friday 9 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Crafts with ‘Rocket Man’ 
    Drop-in crafts with the amazing Rocket Man. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Saturday 10 August, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Moon Rocks
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 4-11years, drop in
  • Wednesday 14 August, 3 to 4pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Friday 16 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Saturday 17 August, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Alien Identity Badges
    Badge making fun. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Saturday 24 August, 11am to 12.30pm  – Space Crafts – Alien Cookies
    Decorate an alien cookie monster. For ages 4-11years, drop in
  • Wednesday 28 August, 2.30pm – Family Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in. Fun for all the family – no need to book.
  • Saturday 31 July, 11am to 12.30pm – ‘Out of this world’ Lego
    Let your imagination run wild and build some intergalactic creations.

Blacon Library

To book an activity at Blacon Library please contact the library directly.
  • Wednesday 31 July, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Thursday 1 August, 2 to 3pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Booking essential.
  • Thursday 8 August, 2 to 3pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Booking essential.
  • Friday 9 August, 2 to 3.30pm – Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
  • Thursday 15 August, 2 to 3pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Friday 16 August, 2 to 3pm – Gingerbread Aliens 
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 1.15 to 2.15pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Thursday 22 August, 2 to 3pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Booking essential.
  • Friday 23 August, 2 to 3.30pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 24 August, 10am to 12pm Space Chase Colouring fun
    Blast off with Mama G and her amazing space stories. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited
  • Wednesday 28 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Mama G in Space
    Blast off with Mama G and her amazing space stories. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited
  • Thursday 29 August, 2 to 3pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Booking essential.
  • Friday 30 August, 2 to 3pm - Our Planet
    Interactive workshop with Chester Zoo. Race round the world and find out what’s happening all over our planet. Fun for all the family. Booking essential.

Chester Library at Storyhouse

To book an activity at Chester Library please contact the library directly.
  • Wednesday 7 August, 10 to 11am - Our Planet (through alien eyes)
    Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out with the Waste Doctor (from Kier), through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 3.15 to 4.15pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Thursday 22 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Monday 26 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
For other Summer Reading Challenge activities at Storyhouse:

Ellesmere Port Library

To book an activity at Ellesmere Port Library please contact the library directly.
  • Monday 22 July, 2 to 3pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 23 July, 11am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Wednesday 24 July, 11am to 12pm – Alien Animation
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-11years. Booking essential
  • Friday 26 July, 11am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Cosmic crafts – what will you make today? Drop in.
  • Monday 29 July, 2 to 3pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 30 July, 11am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Thursday 1 August, 10 to 11am - Our Planet (through alien eyes)
    Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out with the Waste Doctor (from Kier), through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots. Booking essential.
  • Friday 2 August, 11am to 12pm - Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Monday 5 August, 2 to 3pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 6 August, 11am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Thursday 8 August, 11am to 12pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years. Booking essential
  • Monday 12 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Slime involved! Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Monday 12 August, 2 to 3pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 11am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Wednesday 14 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 1 to 2pm – John Kirk’s: A Trio of Space Chase Stories
    Professional storyteller John Kirk is back with a trio of cosmic stories. For ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Thursday 22 August, 1.15 to 2.15pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 27 August, 11am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Thursday 29 August, 11am to 12pm - Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
     

Frodsham Library

To book an activity at Frodsham Library please contact the library directly.
  • Saturday 20 July, 10.30am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own space age Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
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  • Tuesday 30 July, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Coding with the Digital Wizards
    Learn coding and programming and try out some amazing tech that’s ‘out of this world’. All provided by Digital Wizards. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Wednesday 31 July, 10.30am to 12.30pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own jute bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Saturday 3 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Monday 5 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 6 August, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Coding with the Digital Wizards
    Learn coding and programming and try out some amazing tech that’s ‘out of this world’. All provided by Digital Wizards. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Thursday 8 August, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Space Roller Disco
    Space fancy dress and roller disco, in the Sports Hall of Brio Leisure. Drop in and have fun. For all ages.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Coding with the Digital Wizards
    Learn coding and programming and try out some amazing tech that’s ‘out of this world’. All provided by Digital Wizards. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Friday 16 August, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Space Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Drop in
  • Saturday 17 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 9.30 to 10.30am – Cosmic Coding with the Digital Wizards
    Learn coding and programming and try out some amazing tech that’s ‘out of this world’. All provided by Digital Wizards. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Thursday 22 August, 1.30 to 3.30pm – Space Exploration and Moon Rocks at Castle Park
    Join us for some space exploration and Castle Park and paint your own moon rock to take home. For all ages, no need to book.
  • Friday 23 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Friday 23 August, 11.30am to 1pm – Space Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Drop in
  • Wednesday 28 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Saturday 31 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
     

Great Boughton Library

To book at activity at Great Boughton Library please contact the library directly.
  • Friday 26 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Wednesday 31 July, 2 to 4pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 6 August, 2 to 4pm – Intergalactic Inflatable
    Inflatable fun with PCSO Beth George – who will win the battle of the lights? For ages 5-11years, drop in. Please note: the library car park will be closed for this activity.
  • Wednesday 7 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Space Crafts
    Cosmic crafts – what will you make today? Booking essential.
  • Thursday 15 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Monday 19 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Space Crafts
    Cosmic crafts – what will you make today? Booking essential
  • Thursday 29 August, 10am to 12pm - Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. Please book as spaces limited. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
     

Helsby Library

To book an activity at Helsby Library please contact the library directly.
  • Monday 29 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Saturday 3 August, 11am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Join our Lego club and make a cosmic creation. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Monday 5 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own jute bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces are limited. 
  • Friday 9 August, 2.30 to 4pm - Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 10 August, 11am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Join our Lego club and make a cosmic creation. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Wednesday 14 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Friday 16 August 10.30 to 11.30am – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 17 August, 11am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Join our Lego club and make a cosmic creation. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 11am to 12pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 24 August, 11am to 12pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Join our Lego club and make a cosmic creation. For ages 4-11years, drop in.

Hoole Library

To book an activity at Hoole Library please contact the library directly, or contact Great Boughton Library.
  • Mondays 5, 12, and 19 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Intergalactic Lego and Cosmic Crafts
    Drop in crafts and Lego
  • Thursday 15 August, 2.15 to 3pm or 3.15 to 4pm – Alien Animation
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own space story and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-12years. Bring your own device and download stop motion studio app (free) beforehand. Booking essential.

Hope Farm Library

To book an activity at Hope Farm Library please contact the library directly.
  • Friday 26 July 11am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Make your own alien friendship bracelet? For ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Thursday 1 August 2.30 to 3.30pm – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
  • Friday 2 August 11am to 12pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 6 August 11am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Have a cosmic time making paper mache planets? For ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Friday 9 August 11am to 12pm – Gingerbread Aliens and Cosmic Cakes
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien and decorate your own cosmic cake! For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Monday 12 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Mama G in Space 
    Blast off with Mama G and her amazing space stories. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
    Tuesday 20 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
  • Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.

Lache Library

To book an activity at Lache Library please contact the library directly. 
  • Monday 30 August, 3 to 4pm – Alien Animation
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-12years. Please bring your own device. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 31 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Thursday 1 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 3 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Monday 5 August, 3 to 4pm - Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. Please book as spaces limited. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Tuesday 6 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Saturday 10 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Monday 12 August, 3 to 4pm - Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years, drop in..
  • Tuesday 13 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Saturday 17 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Monday 19 August, 3 to 4pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Friday 23 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 24 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.
  • Tuesday 27 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Mama G in Space 
    Blast off with Mama G and her amazing space stories. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Friday 30 August, 3.30 to 4.30pm - Our Planet
    Interactive workshop with Chester Zoo. Race round the world and find out what’s happening all over our planet. Fun for all the family.
  • Saturday 31 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Come along for some space themed crafts. Drop in.

Little Sutton Library

To book an activity at Little Sutton Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 23 July, 2 to 4pm ¬- Alien Animation 
    Make your own animation using Stop Motion. Ages 6-11years. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 30 July, 2 to 6pm – Space Games
    A mixture of board games, jigsaws and scavenger hunt. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Monday 5 August, 2 to 4pm – Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 5-11years. Drop in. 
  • Friday 9 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Monday 12 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Alien Cake Pops
    Create your own alien cake pops and decorate a bag to take them home in. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Friday 16 August, 2 to 4pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Booking essential. 
  • Tuesday 20 August, 2-3pm - Alien Animation
    Make your own animation using Stop Motion. Ages 6-11years. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 2 to 4pm – Alien Spaceship Craft
    Make your own alien in a spaceship. Ages 4-11years. Booking essential. 
  • Thursday 22 August, 3.15 to 4.15pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Tuesday 27 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Mama G in Space 
    Blast off with Mama G and her amazing space stories. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Thursday 29 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Slime involved! Ages 4-11years. Booking essential.

Malpas Library

To book an activity at Malpas Library please contact the library directly.

There will be drop in crafts throughout the holidays.
  • Thursday 8 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.

Mobile Library

Drop in craft activities throughout the summer, at the following times and locations:
  • Elton Community Centre, 2.30 to 5pm – 1 August, 8 August, 15 August, 22 August
  • Willaston Memorial Hall, 2 to 5pm – 5 August

Neston Library

To book an activity at Neston Library please contact the library directly.

We have a colouring competition with prizes, running throughout the challenge, from 13 July  - 7 September.
  • Saturday 20 July, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in
  • Tuesday 23 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years, drop in
  • Thursday 25 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Alien Animation 
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-12years. Please book a place as space is limited. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Saturday 27 July, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Wednesday 31 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Friday 2 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own jute bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Saturday 3 August, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Thursday 8 August, 10am to 4pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some astronomical board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Saturday 10 August, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Monday 12 August, 10.30am to 12am – Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. Please book as spaces are limited
  • Wednesday 14 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces are limited.
  • Friday 16 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Space Races 
    Join us outdoors for some galactic games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Saturday 17 August, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Monday 19 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Alien Animation 
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-11years. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 10 to 11am - Our Planet (through alien eyes)
    Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out with the Waste Doctor (from Kier), through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots. Booking essential.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – John Kirk’s: A Trio of Space Chase Stories
    Professional storyteller John Kirk is back with a trio of cosmic stories. For ages 4-11years
  • Thursday 22 August, 11am to 12pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Saturday 24 August, 10 to 11.30am – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own ‘out of this world’ Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Friday 30 August, 10.30am to 12pm – Intergalactic Games
    Join us outdoors for some cosmic fun at our final SRC activity. Come and join in – no need to book.
     

Northwich Library

To book an activity at Northwich Library please contact the library directly.

Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10am to 12pm) there will be drop in Space Crafts available, ranging from Badge Making to Gingerbread Aliens and Moon Rocks to Space Bags.
  • Wednesday 7 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Monday 12 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Crafts with ‘Rocket Man’ 
    Drop-in crafts with the amazing Rocket Man. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 10 to 11am - Our Planet (through alien eyes)
    Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out with the Waste Doctor (from Kier), through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots. Booking essential.
  • Wednesday 14 August, 11am to 12pm – Space Race with Zoolab
    Join the two intrepid ZooLab teams – Zoo Lander and Bug Rover, as they head off on a race to Mars. On each of the spacecrafts there are different animals, some of which are better adapted to being in space. Who will win the race? You’ll have to join the space chase to find out. Animal handling involved. Booking essential.
  • Friday 16 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Intergalactic activities with the Institute of Physics
    Space-themed games and craft activities for all ages. Drop in and join in the fun.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 3.30 to 4.30pm – John Kirk’s: A Trio of Space Chase Stories
    Professional storyteller John Kirk is back with a trio of cosmic stories. For ages 4-11years
  • Thursday 22 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited

Sandiway Library

To book an activity at Sandiway Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 30 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Friday 2 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Alien Aircrafts
    Cosmic Crafts. Please book as spaces are limited
    Tuesday 6 August, 2.30 to 4.30pm – Family Board Games
  • Drop in for fun with all the family
  • Friday 9 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Supersonic Space Slime
    Cosmic crafts. Please book as spaces are limited
  • Tuesday 13 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Friday 16 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Intergalactic Ice Planets
    Out of this world crafts. Please book as spaces are limited
  • Monday 19 August, 11am to 12pm – Intergalactic activities with the Institute of Physics
    Space-themed games and craft activities for all ages. Drop in and join in the fun.
  • Tuesday 20 August, 2.30 to 4.30pm – Family Board Games
    Drop in for fun with all the family
  • Friday 23 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Awesome Alien Activities
    Crafts with an alien twist. Please book as spaces are limited
  • Tuesday 27 August, 2.30 to 4.30pm – Family Board Games
    Drop in for fun with all the family
  • Friday 30 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Crafts with ‘Rocket Man’ 
    Drop-in crafts with the amazing Rocket Man. For ages 4-11 years.
     

Tarporley Library

To book an activity at Tarporley Library please contact the library directly.
  • Monday 29 July, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Thursday 8 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Alien Spaceships
    Cosmic crafts for ages 4-11years. Drop in
  • Monday 12 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Alien Animation
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Monday 19 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Bags of Space
    Create a cosmic design on your own jute bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years, drop i
  • Thursday 22 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years, drop in. 
  • Thursday 29 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
     

Tarvin Library

To book an activity at Tarvin Library please contact the library directly.
  • Space theme Lego sessions, 4.30 to 6pm on the following Tuesdays - 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August.
  • Thursday 1 August, 2 to 3pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own tote bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years. Booking essential
  • Thursday 15 August, 2 to 3pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years. Booking essential
  • Tuesday 20 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.

Tattenhall Library

To book an activity at Tattenhall Library please contact the library directly.
  • Saturday 27 July, 10.30am  to 12.30pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 30 July, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Tuesday 6 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Thursday 15 August, 11am to 12pm – Alien Animation
    Digital animation workshop. Create your own cosmic storyboard and then bring it to life using stop motion technology! For ages 6-11years. Please book a place as space is limited.
  • Friday 23 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Space Crafts
    Drop in crafts that are ‘out of this world’. For ages 4-11years.
  • Tuesday 27 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Space Bags
    Create a cosmic design on your own jute bag and use it to carry your books home. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Saturday 31 August, 10.30am  to 12.30pm – Intergalactic Lego
    Create your own Lego masterpiece. For ages 4-11years, drop in.

Upton Library

To book an activity at Upton Library please contact the library directly.
  • Saturday 20 July, 10.30am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Build your own junk telescope to see the stars. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Wednesday 24 July, 3.30 to 4.45pm – Space Themed Lego
    Create an alien or a space vehicle. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Friday 26 July, 2.15 to 2.45pm – Space Themed Storytime
    Special story time for ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Wednesday 31 July, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Friday 26 July, 2.15 to 2.45pm – Space Themed Storytime
    Special story time for ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Wednesday 7 August, 3.30 to 4.45pm – Space Themed Lego
    Create an alien or a space vehicle. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Thursday 8 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Saturday 10 August, 10am to 12pm – Board Games
    We’ve lots of ‘space’ to play some fantastic board games. Come and join in – no need to book.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 10am to 12pm - Moon Rocks – Stone Painting fun
    Paint your own alien moon rock to hide in your garden at home. Please book as spaces limited. For ages 5-11years. Drop in.
  • Thursday 15 August, 2.15 to 4.15pm – Space Crafts
    Make a pom pom alien, your very own woolly extra-terrestrial. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 3.30 to 4.45pm – Space Themed Lego
    Create an alien or a space vehicle. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.
  • Friday 23 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Space Crafts
    Create your own galaxy in a jar. See how much you can fit in! Ages 7+years. Booking essential
  • Wednesday 28 August, 10am to 12pm – Space Crafts
    Planet sun catchers – create your own colourful planet. Ages 4-11years. Drop in.

Weaverham Library

To book an activity at Weaverham Library please contact the library directly.
  • Tuesday 30 July, 3 to 4pm – Rocket Making
    Design and create your own rocket. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces are limited.
  • Wednesday 7 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Friday 16 August, 3 to 4pm – Make your own Planetarium
    Create your own bit of space to take home. Please book as spaces are limited.
  • Tuesday 27 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.

Wharton Library

To book an activity at Wharton Library please contact the library directly. 
  • Friday 9 August, 3.30 to 4.30pm - Our Planet
    Interactive workshop with Chester Zoo. Race round the world and find out what’s happening all over our planet. Fun for all the family.
  • Thursday 22 August, 11 to 11.30am and 12 to 12.30pm - Gingerbread Aliens
    Transform a gingerbread biscuit into an intergalactic alien – using icing! For ages 4-11years. Booking essential.
  • Friday 23 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Intergalactic activities with the Institute of Physics
    Space-themed games and craft activities for all ages. Drop in and join in the fun.
  • Thursday 29 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30 to 4.30 pm – Space Crafts: Alien Identity Badges
    Badge making fun. For ages 4-11years, drop in.
  • Friday 30 August 2.30 to 3.30pm – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.
     

Winsford Library

To book an activity at Winsford Library please contact the library directly.
  • Thursday 18 July, 10.30 – 11 am – ‘Molly Moon’ themed Storytime
    Storytime for under 5s run by the Institute of Physics. Make your own moon picture afterwards (no booking required).
  • Friday 26 July, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Racing Rockets with Radiate Arts
    Create your own amazing rocket out of recyclable materials and race it against others. Ages 4-11years. Please book as spaces limited.
  • Friday 9 August, 2 to 3pm - Our Planet
    Interactive workshop with Chester Zoo. Race round the world and find out what’s happening all over our planet. Fun for all the family.
  • Monday 12 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Intergalactic activities with the Institute of Physics
    Space-themed games and craft activities for all ages. Drop in and join in the fun.
  • Tuesday 13 August, 10.30 to 11.30am – Cosmic Crafts on the Creation ‘Space’ Station
    Workshop with Creation Station to make ‘out of this world’ objects from different craft materials.
  • Monday 19 August, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Crafts with ‘Rocket Man’ 
    Drop-in crafts with the amazing Rocket Man. For ages 4-11 years.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 10 to 11am - Our Planet (through alien eyes)
    Have you ever thought about what aliens would make of our planet? Find out with the Waste Doctor (from Kier), through interactive games and challenges, as well as making your own alien spacecraft and recycling robots. Booking essential.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 10am to 4pm – Badge Making
    Make you own badge (or alien identification). All day drop in fun, for ages 4 -11years
  • Thursday 29 August, 2 to 3.30pm – Alien Icing
    Be creative and turn a gingerbread man into a delicious space alien or astronaut. Drop in fun, for ages 4 -11years.
  • Friday 30 August 10.30 to 11.30am – ‘Over the moon’ with Cheshire Dance
    Why not try a bit of moon walking at our street dance workshop? For ages 5-11years. Booking essential.

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