Children & Families events

  • Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge 2017

    This year's Summer Reading Challenge embraces the animal kingdom. The challenge, which is run by The Reading Agency, is encouraging all children aged 4 to 12 years to borrow and read six books between 24 June to 23 September.  

    Saturday 1 July, 10am to 3pm
    Join us to celebrate a Hive launch of the Summer Reading Challenge.

    Take part in lots of free activities including animal themed Rat-a-tat Tales at 11am & 2.45pm, help in finding books to read using the 'Book Sorter', puzzles to help the budding Animal Agent improve their detective skills and borrow books from our great collection.

    Meet the experts: RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), Pets As Therapy Dogs and Read2Dog Scheme, Marine Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, University of Worcester, Museums Worcestershire and Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, and find out how animals use their special skills and instincts to help others and survive. Free talks suitable for children and families at 11am, 12noon and 1.30pm include Worcester Peregrines nesting on the Spire (RSPB), Worcestershire and the Ice Age (Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service), Tuamor talk and book reading (Marine Society). The University of Worcester's bug-themed activity will look at live insects under a microscope, and will also have some Giant African Land Snails for children to handle.

    Jumping Clay Make and Take
    Have fun making Slip and Slide the Summer Reading Challenge snake detectives and take your creation home with you.  Drop-in session (10am - 3pm), £2.00       

    Every day during the holidays
    Free activities will take place at The Hive everyday during the holidays between 10am to 3pm, including quizzes, games, colouring and trails, and a daily storytime at 11am and 2.45pm.

    Rat-a-tat Tales
    Our usual interactive Rat-a-tat Tales will run at 11am and 2.45pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

    Every Thursday
    Every Thursday from 27 July, 10am - 2pm on the hour every hour there is a chargeable (£2.50) activity linked to our weekly themes. Booking recommended.  Each session will last about 45 minutes during which children can learn how animals use their skills and instincts to help others and make an animal agent surprise to take home.

    Animals Agent Helpers, 27 Julybook a place

    Animal Agent Disguise, 3 August - book a place

    Animal Agent Tracking, 10 Augustbook a place

    Animal Agent Senses, 17 Augut - book a place

    Animal Agent Hideouts, 24 Augustbook a place

  • Computer Coding for Children

    Drop-in taster session introducing children aged 8 - 12 years to computer coding.

    Monday 31 July, Wednesday 9 August, Friday 18 August

    10 - 11.30am


  • Explorers' Activity Day - Tue, 22 August

    Come and explore with the Canal and River Trust.  Treasure trail around the library, crafts and fun activities for the family.

    11am - 1pm