Half Term fun with Hampshire Libraries

What are you up to this half term? Don’t forget there is so much going on in Hampshire Libraries. Take a look below at a selection of our events.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Fun crafts to make and a wonderful trail. 10am -11am. £2 per child.

Tuesday 22 February –
Totton Library. Book now: https://bit.ly/34KjeVC.

Wednesday 23 February
Hythe Library. Book now: https://bit.ly/3Jchxii.

Thursday 24 February
Andover Library. Book now: https://bit.ly/3B1Qnb6.

Friday 25 February
Romsey Library. Book now: https://bit.ly/35XbwYL.

New Milton Library

Tuesday 22 February –
Craft Activities: Drop in between 10am – 4pm . No need to book.

Leigh Park Library

Saturday 19 February-
Games Club: 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 22 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 24 February-
Craft Club – junk modelling: 10am – 2pm

Friday 25 February-
Games Club: 10am – 2pm

Saturday 26 February-
Craft Club: 10am – 12noon

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Saturday 19 February-
Children’s Craft – Flowery fun: 2pm – 4pm
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Monday 21 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 22 February-
Children’s Craft – Flowery fun: 10am – 12noon

Wednesday 23 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Thursday 24 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Friday 25 February-
Storytime: 10.30am – 11am
– Followed by Stay and Play with building bricks and puzzles

Saturday 26 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Colouring available all week!

Emsworth Library

Saturday 19 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 12noon

Totton Library

Thursday 24 February –
Pop-up Army Flying Museum: 11am – 3pm. Free family drop in activities. Parachute making, handling objects from the museum and things to make and do.

Petersfield Library

Saturday 19 February-
Science Appliance (Science Club): 1pm – 4pm

Saturday 26 February-
Storytime: 11am – 11.30am

Picture trail around the children’s library during all of half term!

Portchester Library

Monday 21 and Thursday 24 February –
Rhymetime and mini craft activity: 10am – 10.30am

Wednesday 23 February –
Craft and colouring activities

Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 February –
Storytime and craft: 11am – 11.30am
Construction Club: 10am – 12noon

Waterlooville Library

Wednesday 23 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 1pm

Friday 25 February-
Games Club: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday 26 February-
Book Bugs: 10am – 11am

Eastleigh Library

Saturday 19 February –
Craft & Colouring: 10am – 4pm
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Monday 21 February –
International Rhymetime: 10.30am – 11am
(English, French, German and Spanish)

Tuesday 22 February-
Storytime & Craft: 10am – 11am
Construction Fun: 11am – 4pm

Thursday 24 February-
International Rhymetime: 10.30am – 11am
Puzzle & Boardgames: 11am – 4pm

Saturday 26 February-
French Fun with Languages: 10am – 10.30am
Craft & Colouring: 10am – 4pm
Construction Club: 10am – 4pm

Lymington Library

Hidden Pets Trail: running all week. No need to book.

Hayling Island Library

Spring Time Trail: running throughout the Half Term week

Wednesday 23 February-
Rhymetime: 10.30am

Friday 25 February-
Birds event with School Holiday Club OSCARS: 2pm – 4pm

Fleet Library

Spring Treasure Trail: running throughout the half term week. Find the pictures of nature, associated with Spring, around the children’s library

Monday 21 February-
Storytime: 10.30am – 11.15am

Wednesday 23 February-
Construction Club: 10am – 12noon

Thursday 24 February-
Rhymetime: Session at 10am and a session at 11am

Saturday 26 February-
Construction Club: 2pm – 4pm

Gosport Discovery Centre

Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 February-
Storymakers with craft activity: 10.30am. Tickets £1 from Gosport Discovery Centre.

Monday 21 February-
Stories & Songs: 10.30am

Tuesday 22 February-
Discovery Time (pre-crawlers): 10.30am
Rhymetime (baby): 1.45pm

Wednesday 23 February-
Storytime (all ages): 10.30am

Thursday 24 February-
Rhymetime: 10.30am

Friday 25 February-
Omi Projector games: 1pm – 4pm

Stubbington Library

Saturday 19 February-
Explore Learning- Fun with Phonics (ages 4 – 6): 9.30am – 10.30am
Explore Learning – Be a Grand Wizard (ages 7 – 9): 11am – 12noon

Tuesday 22 February-
Big Garden Birdwatch Paper crafts: 10am – 11am. £1 per child. Please book at the library.

Havant Library

Tuesday 22 February-
– Rhymetime: 10.30am

Saturday 26 February-
Animal themed event: 10am – 12noon
Construction Club: 2pm – 4pm

Chandler’s Ford Library

Saturday 19 February-
Construction Club: all day

Monday 21 February-
Storytime: 10.30am
Construction Club: all day

Tuesday 22 February-
Rhymetime: 10.30am
Construction Club: all day

Wednesday 23 February-
Construction Club: all day

Thursday 24 February-
Rhymetime: 10.30am
Hedgehog Craft: all day

Friday 25 February-
Construction Club: all morning

Saturday 26 February-
Bear Craft: all day

Fareham Library

Monday 21 – Friday 25 February-
Harry Potter themed activities: Drop in at any time.

Monday 21 February-
Discovery Time for pre-crawlers: 10am – 11am

Tuesday 22 February-
Stories & Songs for pre-schoolers (1 adult to 2 children): 2pm – 2.30pm

Wednesday 23 February-
Stories & Rhymes for pre-schoolers (1 adult to 2 children): 11am – 11.30am

Thursday 24 February –
Homework Club: 4pm – 4.45pm

Friday 25 February-
Toddler Rhymetime: 10am – 10.30am
Baby Rhymetime: 11am – 11.30am

Saturday 26 February-
Storytime (5 – 8 year olds): 11am – 11.30am
Saturday Craft Club drop in: 11.30am – 3pm

Easter Holiday fun at the Library!

The Easter Holiday is almost here – two whole weeks of no school!
It can be tough to keep the children happy and avoid that dreaded boredom! If you’re looking for things to do and days out without spending a fortune trips to the library could be just what you’re after.

Not only do we have chapter books, funny books, adventure books, picture books, graphic novels, joke books, search-and-find books and so much more that you can borrow for FREE!

Try MicroBIT kits – minicomputers that you can borrow, take home and use for coding.
Borrow an audiobook or eAudiobook and listen to stories in the car, on the move or before bed.

Most regular activities and groups, such as rhymetime, storytime, construction club and regular craft sessions, continues to run during the half-term – check with your local library for more information.

Come into your local library and find out what else you can borrow and why not combine your visit with one of the amazing activities taking place!

Makery on the Move!

There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends.


Easter Fun at Lee-on-the-Solent Library

Come and enjoy the Easter fun with stories, crafts and musical activity Tuesday 9 April, 10.15am-11.15am
Suitable for ages 4 to 10. Free tickets available in advance in the library.


Spring Crafts at Hythe Library

Tuesday 9 April 10am-12pm
Join us for crafting fun this Spring.
Drop in session suitable for pre-school and above.


Spring crafts at Winchester Discovery Centre

Craft sessions for children 8-18 April (excluding Sundays) 10am- 4pm.
Come along and make a spring crafts. Children must be supervised by an Adult at all times. No need to book, just turn up!


We are Going on a Bear Hunt at Lymington Library

Tuesday 9 April 10am – 4pm
Come and join us for some fun activities themed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the much loved children’s book ‘We are Going on a Bear Hunt’.No need to book, just turn up!
Parents / carers must remain in the library.


Drama4all at Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Drama4all at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Wednesday 10th April 2019

Wednesday 10 April
10.30am-11.00am or 11.15am-11.45am
Tickets £3
For ages 4-8

Each workshop is led by an experienced actor/drama teacher appearing in role as Peter Pan. Using drama, dance and singing, the children will be trained up as ‘Mermaids and Pirates’ and be taken on a thrilling voyage to Neverland where they rescue the treasure from Captain Hook, all whilst meeting some of J.M.Barrie’s much loved characters on the way.“Have fun,” said Peter Pan and that’s exactly what your classes will do with these creative learning workshops. These workshops are ideal as an introduction to the performing arts or as a fun treat during the school term.

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Parents/carers must remain in the library throughout.


Eggstravaganza Crafts at Romsey Library

Children’s Easter Crafts Saturday 13 April 10am-2pm
Eggstravaganza Easter themed crafts, free drop-in session.
Parents/carers to stay


Muddypuddle Children’s Clay Workshop at Winchester Discovery Centre Easter Clay Workshop - Read and Make - Saturday 13th April 2019

Saturday 13 April, 10am, tickets £5
Contact the library for the finish time of this event.
Muddypuddle Pottery presents a specially Easter-themed workshop inspired by a popular children’s book! For ages 6+. Children must be supervised by an adult.


Easter Craft Activity at Bordon Library

Easter, Bunny, Eggs, Nest, Basket, Holidays, Decoration

Come and join in with our Easter Craft Activity on Saturday 13 April, 10am – 21pm. Suitable for children of all ages.
Parents/carers to stay and join in the fun.
We will be holding an Easter Egg hunt in the library all week. The Easter Bunny has hidden some special eggs in the Children’s library, find them to win a prize. For more information contact the library.


Easter Crafts at Hythe LibraryEaster crafting fun!

Drop in sessions Thursday 18 April 10 am – 12pm
Join us for some creative Easter crafting fun.
Suitable for Pre-school and above.
Parents/carers must remain in the library through out.


 

🐥Don’t forget that all Hampshire Libraries will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.🐣

The Makery on the move this Easter Holidays!

This Easter Holidays, join the Makery on tour one of five selected libraries!

There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends.

To book a space, contact the library the workshop is taking place at.
Tickets are £8, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Fareham Library
Monday 8 April
1pm-3pm

Gosport Discovery Centre
Thursday 11 April
10am-12pm

Totton Library
Friday 12 April
1pm-3pm

Romsey Library
Monday 15 April
10am-12pm

Portchester Library
Wednesday 17 April
2pm-4pm

Book your ticket today over the phone, 01329 284902, or in person.
For more information, visit Hampshire School Library Service website.

Construction Clubs

Our Construction Clubs are free, drop-in sessions where children and adults get a chance to play and build using plastic bricks; most commonly Lego® bricks or Duplo® bricks.
It’s the perfect chance to let your child’s creativity flow, as well as you own!

We’ve seen some amazing builds over the years; houses, cars, planes, penguins, Santas, snowmen, castles, spaceships and many, many other incredible creations.
We can’t wait to see what will be created in the sessions to come!
 

For the days in between Construction Club, why not try one of the many amazing building books available in our libraries, here’s just a few:

LEGO absolutely everything you need to know

By Simon Hugo
9780241232408

LEGO awesome ideas

By Daniel Lipkowitz
9780241182987

LEGO play book

9781409327516

Brick animals : clever and creative ideas to make from classic LEGO

By Warren Elsmore
9781780554464

Build fabulous figures

By Sebastian Quigley
9780751362039

LEGO Star Wars ideas book

By Hannah Dolan, Elizabeth Dowsett and Simon Hugo
9780241314258

LEGO Tips, Tricks and Building Tech : The Big Unofficial LEGO Builders Book

By Joachim Klang and Tim Bischoff
9783958431348

The LEGO animation book : make your own LEGO movies!

By David Pagano and David Pickett
9781593277413

The LEGO adventure book

By Megan H. Rothrock
9781593274429

Brick cars and trucks : clever and creative ideas to make from classic LEGO

By Earren Elsmore
9781780554471

To find out when your local library’s Construction Club takes place, have a look here

Photos courtesy of:
Aldershot Library
Bridgemary Library 
Eastleigh Library
Fair Oak Library
Farnborough Library
Fleet Library
Hedge End Library
Hythe Library
Netley Library
Portchester Library
South Ham Library
Totton Library
Waterlooville Library
West End Library

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