Funtime while school is out

Owton Manor Library held a crafts session for youngsters enjoying the school holiday. Pictured, from left, are Megan Robey, Thea Hornsey, Imogen Atherton and Ciaran Hornsey.
Owton Manor Library held a crafts session for youngsters enjoying the school holiday. Pictured, from left, are Megan Robey, Thea Hornsey, Imogen Atherton and Ciaran Hornsey.

HARTLEPOOL’S libraries have been busy this half-term after running a wide array of activities to keep youngsters busy.

The town’s five libraries hosted a packed programme of events to help children express their artistic sides and boost their reading skills while school was out.

We caught up with these children who took part in a crafts session inspired by springtime at Owton Manor Library.

Hartlepool Central Library, in York Road, held activities every day of the week, from read and rhyme events to decorating plates with Hartlepotz.

This morning it is holding a Young Sherlock forensic activity for children aged five to 12.

Over at Headland Library, youngsters from as young as three, made flower baskets and sang along to rhymes linked to the book Nat The Cat’s Sunny Smile.

And Throston Grange Library, in Glamorgan Grove, Hartlepool, marked the Chinese New Year with hands-on craft activities yesterday.

Seaton Carew Library also held a read and rhyme event and springtime crafts.

Heather Bellwood, Hartlepool Libraries’ children and young person manager, said: “No matter what the weather we’ve once again had a fun-packed programme of activities to brighten the half term holidays for youngsters of all ages.”