What's on

All of our library events and activites are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19.

Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds to find out about online events that you can join in with:

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 - The Silly Squad

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Get ready to get SILLY! This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is online and this year it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh! You’ll also meet The Silly Squad, a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. 

There are brilliant book suggestions to get you started and heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!

Visit the Silly Squad website for all the details.

Bookmark competition

This year’s ‘Silly Squad’ Summer Reading Challenge is all about fun, happiness and having a laugh! To celebrate, we are inviting children between the ages of 4 and 11 to design a bookmark on the theme of ‘why my library makes me happy’. We'll then choose one winning bookmark design in the 4 - 7 years category and one in the 8 - 11 years category, to be turned into real bookmarks and made available to all our library customers!

We’d like the winning designs to show why your think your library is so much fun! Your design could be inspired by a brilliant book you have borrowed, your favourite author or book character, a fun activity or event you have taken part in at a library or by a person who works at your library. Let your imagination run wild

Download our pdf for more details, rules and a bookmark template.

Books and reading - useful websites

Visit Reading Groups for Everyone for ideas on how to keep a reading group active during lockdown.

Lockdown Litfest - online literature festivals.

Visit BooktTrust HomeTime to discover fun ideas for the family - online books, videos and games.

Visit the Literacy Trust Family Zone for helpful resources and suppoirt during school closures..

VE75 Creative Writing Workshop

To commemorate VE75 Trafford Libraries will be running a series of free online VE75 themed creative writing workshops for beginners. Funded by Arts Council England, these courses will commence Tuesday 9th June and spaces are limited. For more information on these courses please email Trafford Libraries.

Online Chair Yoga

Every Friday at 11am on Zoom

If you come to our regular chair yoga sessions at Urmston and Altrincham Libraries or just fancy 35 minutes of gentle stretching and breathing exercises, join us for online chair yoga every Friday at 11am with our fabulous, regular teacher, Karen.
The weekly session will be via video calling platform, Zoom. If you’d like to join us, just drop us a private message on Facebook or send an email to Trafford Libraries and we will send you the link and meeting ID to access the class.

Women's Prize for Fiction Challenge

If you’re looking for a challenge, this is perfect. To celebrate it’s 25th year, the @WomensPrize for Fiction has launched the #ReadingWomen campaign. Follow the online book club and join in the anniversary challenge by reading all 24 winning titles. Women's Prize for Fiction.

Trafford Libraries' Chat FB group

Drop in and join us for a chat. Recommend a book, connect with others, share ideas, make a suggestion ... Everyone welcome!

Visit Trafford Libraries' Chat FB page and request to join.

Fun ideas for keeping your kids occupied