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YOUNGSTERS can join in the Diamond Jubilee fun at a host of library sessions organised to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Staff at Headland Library, in Middlegate, are counting down the days until the celebrations begin.

But they also wanted to give youngsters chance to mark the occasion and have planned themed crafts sessions for children to enjoy.

The sessions all take place early next month but staff, who have also set up a Jubilee wall display in the library, are encouraging parents to sign their children up now as one of the sessions is limited to 10 places.

Youngsters can enjoy Jubilee-related word searches, puzzles and games at the first activity session on Saturday, June 2.

It will take place from 10.30am-12.30pm and is aimed at youngsters aged 12 and under.

Booking is not required for that session, but places must be booked in advance for a crafts class to be held the following week. It will give children the chance to show off their creative skills and make some Jubilee crafts at the session on Friday, June 8, from 11am.

Only 10 places are available for the session so parents are urged to call as soon as possible to make sure they child gets a place.

A read and rhyme Jubilee party will be held at the library on the same day from 2pm.

Children under five can enjoy the session and everyone taking part is asked to wear something red, white and blue. Library manager Josephine Bonner said: “Our themed sessions always prove very popular and with the Jubilee coming up we thought it was the perfect chance to organise something for youngsters to enjoy.

“The Diamond Jubilee is going to be a fantastic occasion and hopefully the children will thoroughly enjoy what we have organised for them.”

To book a place at the session on Friday, June 8, or for more information about any other events at the library, call (01429) 268169.