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2019

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Follow this link for details of regular events such as storytime and rhymetime for under fives.

AmpthillBarton | Bedford Central | Biggleswade | Bromham | Dunstable | Flitwick | Kempston | Leighton Buzzard | Potton | Putnoe | Sandy | Shefford | Stotfold | Toddington | Wootton
Ampthill Library
Lego Club and Board Games Club
Wednesdays
2.00 - 5.00
Drop in to build or play a game.

Barton Library
frog jumps  Tuesday 20th August
9.00 - 12.30
Frog Plate Craft
Come and join us for some fabulous froggy craft! 

 Thursday 22nd August
9.00 - 12.30
Bird Gliders
Colour in a bird glider and make it fly!
bird 

rocket  Tuesday 27th August
9.00 - 12.30
Rocket Wands
Drop in for some crafty rocket fun. 

 Thursday 29th August
9.00 - 12.30
Rocket Gliders
How far will yours go?
space rocket 

Bedford Central Library
Sunday is Funday
11.30 - 1.30
Join us every Sunday for Giant Lego, Play Doh, Board Games, Puzzles and more...
Fun for all the family!

Lego Club
10.30 - 4.30
Love Lego?
Come along Saturday and get building!

Rhyme Time
11.30 - 12.00
Join us on Thursday for songs and rhymes.

circus  Monday 19th August
11.30 - 3.30
Circus Masks
Colour in a circus themed mask.

Tuesday 20th August
11.30 - 3.30
Spiral Hat Craft
Get creative with this spiral hat craft.
Fun

clown jumping  Wednesday 21st August
11.30 - 3.30
Clown Face Craft
Decorate a clown face - will yours be happy or sad?

Thursday 22nd August
12.00 - 3.30
Super Hero/Mardi Gras Face Masks
Masks to take home - will you be a super hero or party goer at a Mardi Gras... or both?!
superhero

carnival mask  Friday 23rd August
11.30 - 3.30
Mardi Gras Glasses
Go crazy decorating some Mardi Gras glasses!

Tuesday 27th August
11.30 - 3.30
Space Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed out on the Space themed crafts? Drop in to catch up.
rocket

octopus  Wednesday 28th August
11.30 - 3.30
Under the Sea Lucky Dip Crafts
On holiday when we went under the sea? Just come along and pick the crafts you would like to do.

Thursday 29th August
12.00 - 3.30
Woodland Animal Lucky Dip Crafts
Your final chance to get creative with our Woodland Animal crafts.
squirrel

clown  Friday 30th August
11.30 - 3.30
Mardi Gras and Circus Fun Lucky Dip Crafts
Join us to catch up on the Mardi Gras and Circus crafts you missed.

Monday 2nd September
11.30 - 3.30
Lego, Colouring & Games
Drop in for free family fun before school starts again.
lego 

pencils  Tuesday 3rd September
11.30 - 3.30
Lego, Colouring & Games
Drop in for free family fun before school starts again.

Wednesday 4th September
11.30 - 3.30
Lego, Colouring & Games
Drop in for free family fun before school starts again.
funstuff 

Biggleswade Library
Rhymetime followed by Colouring
Wednesdays & Fridays
From 24th July to 30th August
10.00 - 10.30
Come along for stories and stay for colouring!

Tuesday 20th August
11.00 - 3.00
Space Rockets
'Launch' yourself into this cosmic craft!
rocket

bouncing alien  Thursday 22nd August
11.00 - 3.00
Moon Scapes
Join us to create your own lunar landscape.

Saturday 24th August
11.00 - 3.00
Star Bracelets & Keyrings
Make a star themed bracelet or keyring to take home.
star 

Fun Tuesday 27th August
11.00 - 3.00
Space Worms
Create a space worm using buttons.

Storytime with author Richard Mayers
Thursday 29th August
2.30
Richard Mayers, author of "The Hedgehog's Full Moon Party" will be here with a story and craft.
Richard will be available to sign copies of his book afterwards.
Free tickets are available from the Library.

Thursday 29th August
11.00 - 3.00
Comet Craft
Fabulous crafty fun for all the family.
planets

rocket small Saturday 31st August
11.00 - 3.00
Rocket Wands
Make a rocket wand to help you work your magic.

Bromham Library
Monday 19th August
10.00 - 11.30
Animal Masks
Drop in to make an animal mask - roarsome!
lion

snake  Tuesday 20th August
2.30 - 4.30
Snake Mobile Craft
Create a mobile for your bedroom.

Wednesday 21st August
10.00 - 11.30
Exotic Bird Gliders
Join us to make a Bird Glider - how colourful will yours be?
Plus storytime is at 11.00
peacock 

monkey  Thursday 22nd August
2.30 - 4.30
Jungle Animal Dotty Art
Make your jungle picture using Dotty Art.

Friday 23rd August
10.00 - 11.30
Jungle Animal Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
tiger 

elephant  Saturday 24th August
10.30 - 12.30
Animal Craft Lucky Dip
Missed some crafts this week? Here's your chance to catch up, plus there will be colouring.

Tuesday 27th August
2.30 - 4.30
Rhyme Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.
funstuff 

star  Wednesday 28th August
10.00 - 11.30
Twinkle Twinkle Star Wands
Drop in to make a sparkly star wand, plus there will be storytime at 11.00

Thursday 29th August
2.30 - 4.30
Crown Craft
Come along to make a rhyme themed crown.
crown 

cow blinking  Friday 30th August
10.00 - 11.30
Old MacDonald Craft
Decorate stand up farm animals that Old MacDonald would look after.

Saturday 31st August
10.30 - 12.30
Rhyme Themed Craft Lucky Dip
Pop in for a mixture of rhyme themed crafts plus there will be colouring.
nursery rhymes

Fun  Monday 2nd September
10.00 - 11.30
Craft Lucky Dip
Drop in to see what crafts you have missed this summer, plus there will be colouring.

Tuesday 3rd September
2.30 - 4.30
Craft Lucky Dip
Drop in to see what crafts you have missed this summer, plus there will be colouring.
funstuff 

pencils  Saturday 7th September
10.30 - 12.30
Craft Lucky Dip
Drop in to see what crafts you have missed this summer, plus there will be colouring.

Dunstable Library
Superhero Club
Sundays 15th September, 13th October, 10th November & 1st December
2.00 - 2.45
Feel your spidey-senses tingling and come along to our amazing new Superhero Club!
Come dressed as your favourite character to the first meeting and collect your free goodie bag while stocks last!
For ages 8 and over.

Robotic Workshops
Fridays from 26th July to 30th August
All sessions are 10.30 - 12.00
26th July -Sumo Warriors
2nd August - Robo Arm
9th August - Line Follower
16th August - Bug Bot
23rd August - Speed Adjustor
30th August - Mini Warriors
Sessions are £1.00 each - speak to a member of staff to book a place.
For ages 8 years and over.

Summer Scrapbook Club
Every Friday from 26th July to 30th August
2.00 - 3.00
Just drop by and join in!

  jellyfish Monday 19th August
10.00 - 3.00
Jellyfish Craft
Join us for some joyous jellyfish craftiness! 

Tuesday 20th August
10.00 - 3.00
Woven Fish Craft
Come along and weave your own fish to take home.
blue fish 

seahorse  Wednesday 21st August
10.00 - 3.00
Seahorse Crown
Design and decorate your very own seahorse crown. 

Thursday 22nd August
10.00 - 3.00
Beach Hut Craft
How will you decorate yours?
bucket and spade 

  bird Tuesday 27th August
10.00 - 3.00
Bird Gliders
Create a bird glider and see how far you can make it fly. 

Wednesday 28th August
10.00 - 3.00
Animal Masks
Which animal will you choose to be?
tiger 

snake  Thursday 29th August
10.00 - 3.00
Spiral Snakes
Coil up for this curly craft!

Flitwick Library
planets Tuesday 20th August
10.00 - 5.00
Tissue Paper Planets
Come along and join in with this cosmic craft. Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!

 Wednesday 21st August
10.00 - 5.00
Paper Plate Pirate
Make a paper plate pirate to take home. Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!
pirate

balloon  Thursday 22nd August
10.00 - 5.00
Hot Air Balloon Craft
Take this craft up, up and away! Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!

Friday 23rd August
10.00 - 5.00
Colouring & Mega Blocks
Drop in - it's free!
pencils 

fun emoji Saturday 24th August
10.00 - 5.00
Weekly Craft Mash Up
Missed a craft during the week - come along and catch up today! Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!

Tuesday 27th August
10.00 - 5.00
Fish Craft
Join us for some fishy crafty fun! Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!
fish 

giraffe  Wednesday 28th August
10.00 - 5.00
Giraffe Craft
Stick your neck out and join the fun! Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!

Thursday 29th August
10.00 - 5.00
Alien Mask
Come and decorate an alien mask to fool your friends. Crafts start at 10.00 until stocks run out!
purple alien 

lego  Friday 30th August
10.00 - 5.00
Colouring & Lego
Bricks or crayons? You don't have to choose!

Saturday 31st August
10.00 - 5.00
Weekly Craft Mash Up
Missed a craft during the week - come along and catch up today! Starts at 10.00 until stocks run out!
 Fun

Kempston Library
Mondays and Fridays
2.00 - 5.00
Lego Club
Love Lego? Come along and get building this holiday!

Mondays
2.15 - 2.45
Storytime
Join us for fabulous stories.

Tuesdays
11.00 - 11.30
Rhymetime
Come along for fun songs and rhymes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3.30 - 5.00
Dice Warrior Games Club
Love board games?
Drop in to have some game fun.

Monday 19th August
2.00 - 5.00
Dinosaur Bookmarks
Which dinosaur will you choose for your bookmark?
dinosaur 

funstuff Tuesday 20th August
11.30 - 4.30
Stand Up Diplodocus
Everyone loves a diplodocus - make a stand up one to take home.

Wednesday 21st August
2.00 - 5.30
Dinosaur Pasta Skeletons
Make a dinosaur skeleton with pasta.
dinosaur

pterodactyl Thursday 22nd August
10.00 - 4.30
Paper Plate Pterodactyls
Pterodactyl fun for the whole family.

Friday 23rd August
2.00 - 5.00
Dinosaur Dress-Up Craft
Come along to dress up as a dinosaur - which one will you be?
Fun

 planets Saturday 24th August
10.00 - 3.30
Solar System Colour-In Windows
Solar system fun for everyone!

Tuesday 27th August
11.30 - 4.30
Rainbow Caterpillars
Creepy or cute - the choice is yours!
caterpillar 

fun emoji Wednesday 28th August
2.00 - 5.30
CD Mandala Decorations
Free family fun for everyone.

Thursday 29th August
10.00 - 4.30
Spinning Tops
Make a spinning top and then have spinning competitions!
funstuff

crab  Friday 30th August
2.00 - 5.00
Paper Cup Crabs
Create your own crab from a cup.

Saturday 31st August
10.00 - 3.30
Junkyard Spaceships
Make an out of this world spaceship from junk.
spacecraft 

 Fun Monday 2nd September
2.00 - 5.00
Hawaiian Garland Making
Make a colourful celebratory garland to wear home.

Tuesday 3rd September
11.30 - 4.30
Super hero Gliders
Design a glider with a super hero theme - which hero will you choose?
superhero 

dreamcatcher  Wednesday 4th September
2.00 - 5.30
Dream Catchers
Make a dream catcher for your bedroom.

Saturday 7th September
10.00 - 3.30
Space Mash Up
Missed a craft this holiday? Drop in to catch up.
aliens with books 

Leighton Buzzard Library
Wednesday 21st August
2.00 - 3.00
Space Windsock Craft
Decorate a space themed windsock.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.
 Fun

bird  Friday 23rd August
10.00 - 11.00
Hanging Bird Home
Make a hanging home for a beautiful bird.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.

Saturday 24th August
2.00 - 3.00
Suncatcher Jellyfish Craft
Create a fabulous jellyfish themed suncatcher to hang up at home.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.
jellyfish 

planets  Tuesday 27th August
10.00 - 11.00
Mobile Planet Craft
Join us to make a planet mobile to take home.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.

Wednesday 28th August
10.00 - 11.00
Paper Turtle Craft
Come along and make a turtle using quilled paper.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.
turtle smiling

monkey  Wednesday 28th August
2.00 - 3.00
Monkey Hanging Craft
Creative crafty fun for everyone!
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.

Saturday 31st August
2.00 - 3.00
Rocket Bookmark Craft
Design a rocket themed bookmark.
Free tickets available from the ground floor help desk.
space rocket

Potton Library
Design a Minion
All week from Tuesday 20th August till Saturday 24th August during normal opening hours -
design your own minion using our templates - once finished, we will take a picture of your minion and add it to our minion gallery.

star wars  Tuesday 20th August
10.00 - 12.30
R2D2 Craft
May the force be with you for this crafty activity!

 Wednesday 21st August
2.00 - 5.30
Toucan Craft
Make a toucan in the rainforest.
funstuff

dragonfly  Thursday 22nd August
10.00 - 12.30
Dragonfly Craft
Create a dragonfly using pony beads and pipe cleaners.

Friday 23rd August
10.00 - 12.30
Worm Puppet
Join us to make a wiggly worm puppet to take home.
fun emoji 

panda  Saturday 24th August
10.00 - 3.30
Panda Craft
Come along and make a panda to add to our display board. 

Panda Craft
All week from Tuesday 27th August till Saturday 31st August during normal opening hours -
Don't be "bamboo-zled" - drop in to make a panda and add it to our display board!

frog  Tuesday 27th August
10.00 - 12.30
Frog on a Lily Pad Craft
Hop on down to the library for some froggy craft!

 Wednesday 28th August
2.00 - 5.30
Button Moon Collage
We have loads of buttons to add to the moon shaped templates - come and join in.
Fun

biscuit iced  Thursday 29th August
10.00 - 12.30
Cupcake Craft
Come along and ice a toy story alien cupcake.

Friday 30th August
10.00 - 12.30
Elsa Doll Craft
Join us to make an Elsa spoon doll.
snowflake

fox  Saturday 31st August
10.00 - 3.30
Roald Dahl Craft
Make a Mr Fox to take home. 

 Tuesday 3rd September
10.00 - 12.30
Roald Dahl Craft
Make a Mr Fox to take home.
fox

fox Wednesday 4th September
2.00 - 5.30
Roald Dahl Craft
Make a Mr Fox to take home.

Putnoe Library
From Saturday 13th July to Saturday 7th September
Drop-in Puzzles & Games
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the Summer Reading Challenge
11.00 - 3.30
Drop in for Puzzles, Board and Lawn Games in the garden - weather permitting!

tiger  Monday 19th August
2.30 - 5.00
Jungle Animal Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art.

Tuesday 20th August
10.30 - 4.00
Sea Life Mask
Which under the sea animal will you be?
crab 

parrot  Wednesday 21st August
2.30 - 4.00
Twirling Parrot
Create a colourful paper parrot hanging decoration.

Thursday 22nd August
10.30 - 4.00
Astronaut Helmet Photo Prop
Design an astronaut helmet photo prop for your Space Chase selfies.
rocket

eye  Friday 23rd August
2.30 - 4.00
DIY Telescope
Make your own paper telescope - what will you see?

Saturday 24th August
10.00 - 3.00
Jungle Dotty Pictures
Create a jungle scene with Dotty Art.
jungle elephant 

stars  Tuesday 27th August
10.30 - 4.00
Glow in the Dark Constellations
Recreate constellations using glow in the dark stickers. 

 Wednesday 28th August
2.30 - 4.00
Sticker Scenes
Sticker fun for all the family!
fun emoji 

rainbow fish  Thursday 29th August
10.30 - 4.00
Rainbow Fish
Make a colourful rainbow fish to take home.

 Friday 30th August
2.30 - 4.00
Rocket Colour-In Gliders
Rocket shaped gliders to colour and fly.
space rocket

rainbow  Saturday 31st August
10.00 - 3.00
Rainbow Scratch Art
Get creative with Scratch Art. 

 Monday 2nd September
2.30 - 5.00
Craft Lucky Dip
Your chance to catch up on any crafts you missed.
fun 

funstuff Tuesday 3rd September
10.30 - 4.00
Craft Mash Up
Use all our crafty components to create your own craft! 

Sandy Library
Saturday 20th July to Saturday 14th September
Summer Reading Challenge: Space Chase
Join the Reading Challenge.
Each week there will be questions on space to answer with a prize to the winner drawn from the correct entries.
There will also be a Hunt around the Library for the Space Chase characters -
which you will be able to do after you have read 6 books.

Tuesday 20th August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Wooden Treasure Chests
Decorate a treasure chest - what will you put in yours?
treasure chest 

fun  Wednesday 21st August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Fridge Magnets
You'll be attracted to this crafty fun!

Thursday 22nd August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Hearts
Fabulous fun for all the family!
heart 

lego  Friday 23rd August
9.00 - 4.00
Lego & K'Nex Competitions
Let your imagination run free and see what you can build.

Tuesday 27th August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Pirates
Crafty fun for everyone!
pirate chest 

funstuff  Wednesday 28th August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Mini Wooden Photo Frames
Decorate a mini frame to hold your Space Chase selfies.

Thursday 29th August
9.00 - 4.00 or until supplies run out.
Jungle Animal Window Decorations
Make a jungle themed decoration to hang in your window at home.
jungle tiger 

lightbulb flashing  Friday 30th August
9.00 - 4.00
Snap Circuits
What will you create today?

Shefford Library
Every Tuesday starting 23rd July
10.00 - 11.30
Lego and Mega Block Fun!
Summer Holiday Sessions.
Come along and have fun with our Lego and Mega Block/Duplo bricks.
Drop in - it's free!
lego 

robot Every Wednesday starting 24th July
10.00 - 11.30
Junior Makers
Summer Holiday Sessions.
What will you make?
Code our robots and design and build at our tech sessions.
Drop in - it's free!

Summer Holiday Craft Sessions
Thursdays 22nd August and 29th August
10.00 - 11.30.
Come along and join in for some free crafty fun!
rocket 

back school 'Back to School' Craft
Friday 30th August
2.30 - 4.00
Design your own pencil case.
Drop in - it's free! 

Stotfold Library
Coffee & Lego
Every Saturday
9.00 - 3.00
Come along to our coffee morning and enjoy a hot cuppa with a biscuit (or two)!
There's also Lego for all the family to play with together!
Recommended for ages 0-99!

Lego Club
Every Wednesday Afternoon
4.00 - 5.30
Come along and play with Lego and Duplo!
Recommended for ages 0-99!

spacecraft  Tuesday 27th August
Thursdays 22nd & 29th August
9.00 - 12.00
Fridays 23rd & 30th August
2.00 - 5.00
Space Crafts
There will be a selection of different space crafts to do. You can do one per visit and can select a different one each time.
There are 6 to choose from!

Creative Writing Through Drama Workshop
Brought to you by Wild Education

Tuesday 20th August 9.30 - 12.30
For imaginative little authors, this workshop will help children write their own story.
For each part of the story, we will use drama to inspire the children's ideas and help them create their best piece of writing yet!
All equipment and resources provided.
The cost is £6.00 per child. Spaces are limited so please book ahead!
Suitable for ages 6-11.

Toddington Library
Lego Space Challenge
Every Saturday during the Summer Reading Challenge
9.00 - 3.00
Lego Club
Come and build your space themed Lego creation!
Prize for winner of the best model.
Voting opens Tuesday 10th September until Saturday 14th September.

 duckling Tuesday 20th August
9.30 - 12.00
Super Duck Mask
See if you can fool your family and friends with your new identity!

Wednesday 21st August
2.30 - 5.00
Biff Bats
How will you personalise yours?
fun emoji 

rocket  Thursday 22nd August
9.30 - 12.00
DK Space Race
Fabulous fun for all the family!

Friday 23rd August
9.30 - 12.00
Windmill
You'll have a 'whirl' of a time with this activity!
windmill 

 rocket small Saturday 24th August
9.30 - 3.00
Spaceship Racer Kit
Race down to see us and join in the fun.

 Tuesday 27th August
9.30 - 12.00
Mix & Match
Catch up with crafts you may have missed.
fun 

fun emoji Wednesday 28th August
2.30 - 5.00
Mix & Match
A mixture of fun for everyone! 

 Thursday 29th August
9.30 - 12.00
Mix & Match
Fabulous fun for all the family!
funstuff 

Fun Friday 30th August
9.30 - 12.00 & 2.30 - 5.00
Mix & Match
Catch up with crafts you may have missed. 

 Saturday 31st August
9.30 - 3.00
Mix & Match
Come on down and join in the fun.

fun emoji

fun Tuesday 3rd September
9.30 - 12.00
Mix & Match
A mixture of fun for everyone!

Wootton Library
Lego Club, Colouring Club and Jigsaws
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 3.45 - 4.45
Saturdays 11.00 - 12.30
Why not pop in to get creative!

Funtime for the Under 5s
Mondays
2.30 - 2.50
Family funtime!

Baby Funtime
Tuesdays
10.15 - 10.45
Family funtime!

Story Time with Ted for Pre-school children
Thursdays
10.30 - 10.50

Monday 19th August
2.00 - 4.30
Decorate your own Dinosaur
Decorate a dinosaur to take home.
dinosaur 

pterodactyl Tuesday 20th August
10.00 - 11.30
Dinosaur Mobile
Make a dinosaur mobile for your bedroom.

Wednesday 21st August
2.00 - 4.30
Dinosaur Mask
Which dinosaur will you choose to be?
Fun

dinosaur Thursday 22nd August
10.00 - 11.30
Dinosaur Collage
Create a collage with a dinosaur theme.

Friday 23rd August
2.00 - 4.30
Dinosaur Sun Catchers
Make a sun catcher to cast beautiful light across a room.
pterodactyl 

funstuff Saturday 24th August
11.00 - 12.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed this week's dinosaur crafts? Catch up today.

Tuesday 27th August
10.00 - 11.30
Pirate Hat
Make a pirate hat - maybe add a parrot?!
pirate digs

treasure chest Wednesday 28th August
2.00 - 4.30
Decorate a Pirate Sword
Every pirate needs a sword - make yours today.

Thursday 29th August
10.00 - 11.30
Dress a Pirate
Drop in to dress a pirate - what will yours wear?
pirate chest

pirate digs Friday 30th August
2.00 - 4.30
Pirate Mask
Be a pirate for the day with your pirate mask. 

Saturday 31st August
2.00 - 4.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed this week's pirate crafts? Catch up today.
funstuff

fun emoji Monday 2nd September
2.00 - 4.30
Summer Lucky Dip Crafts
Your chance to catch up on the amazing crafts you missed in the holidays. 

Tuesday 3rd September
10.00 - 11.30
Summer Lucky Dip Crafts
Your chance to catch up on the amazing crafts you missed in the holidays.
summer sun

Fun Wednesday 4th September
2.00 - 4.30
Summer Lucky Dip Crafts
Your chance to catch up on the amazing crafts you missed in the holidays.

Saturday 7th September
11.00 - 12.30
Summer Lucky Dip Crafts
Your chance to catch up on the amazing crafts you missed in the holidays.
sun ball

Page last updated: 22nd August 2019