What’s On This Summer At Oldham Library

There is absolutely loads going on this summer holiday across all the libraries in Oldham! For information on any of the libraries in Oldham including opening times and addresses see here.

Their weekly Stories & Rhyme and Bounce & Rhyme sessions still run during the school holidays, you can check the times of those here.

First of all, don’t forget that your children can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. This years theme is ‘Mischief Makers’ to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Beano comic. Mischief Makers starts on 21 July at all libraries across Oldham, head to your local Oldham library for ‘Sign-Up Saturday’.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holidays. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. Children will receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate and medal for everyone who completes the Challenge.

Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers. Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help them solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way!

Events Calendar:

Please note most events need booking but are free, click each heading to book!

Monday 23rd July

Dastardly Disguises

Chadderton Library, 10.30-11.30am FREE event

Crompton Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Join us for a crafty mask making session. Which mischievous character will you make? Suitable for ages 4+.

Tuesday 24th July

Dastardly Disguises

Lees Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Join us for a crafty mask making session. Which mischievous character will you make? Suitable for ages 4+.

Wednesday 25th July

Dastardly Disguises

Fitton Hill Library, 3-4pm FREE event

Join us for a crafty mask making session. Which mischievous character will you make? Suitable for ages 4+.

Thursday 26th July

Dastardly Disguises

Uppermill Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Join us for a crafty mask making session. Which mischievous character will you make? Suitable for ages 4+.

Friday 27th July

Dastardly Disguises

Oldham Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Join us for a crafty mask making session. Which mischievous character will you make? Suitable for ages 4+.

Monday 30th July

Slime and Rhyme

Chadderton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Slime making workshop for children who enjoy all things sticky, slimy and strange. Make your own slime and write your own slimy poem! Warning – Things could get messy! (ages 7 +)

Tuesday 31st July

Slime and Rhyme

Failsworth Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Lees Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Slime making workshop for children who enjoy all things sticky, slimy and strange. Make your own slime and write your own slimy poem! Warning – Things could get messy! (ages 7 +)

Mischief Makers Story Walk at Chadderton Hall Park

Chadderton Hall Park, 2-3pm FREE event

Join us for a mischeivous walk in the park. Keep a look out for some of our favoutie Beano characters on the way. We’ll be meeting outside the park cafe. Ages 5+

Thursday 2nd August

Slime and Rhyme

Uppermill Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Slime making workshop for children who enjoy all things sticky, slimy and strange. Make your own slime and write your own slimy poem! Warning – Things could get messy! (ages 7 +)

Bash Street Kids

Oldham Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Fitton Hill, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Find out about the history of the Beano with a special Bash Street Kids tale, then have a go at making your own comic strip! Presesnted by Colour the Clouds (ages 5+)

Friday 3rd August

Motley Zoo Animal Handling

Oldham Library, 1.30-2.30pm

ZooLab animals will be up to all sorts of mischief and shenanigans as they decend upon their local village fete. What could possibly go wrong!? (ages 5+)

Monday 6th August

Baby Shark

Crompton Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Get crafty at this session and have a go at making your own baby shark….. doo doo doo doo doo doo doo! (ages 3+)

Tuesday 7th August

Baby Shark

Failsworth Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Get crafty at this session and have a go at making your own baby shark….. doo doo doo doo doo doo doo! (ages 3+)

Perfect Pranks with Colour the Clouds

Chadderton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Royton Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Colour the Clouds present a National Menace Day celebration with a Dennis and Gnasher story and devise your very own Perfect Prank! (ages 5+)

Animation Creation

Lees Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Have a go at creating your own mischievous stop motion animation using our props and modelling clay. (ages 7+)

Thursday 9th August

Animation Creation

Royton Library, 11.30-12,30 FREE event

Have a go at creating your own mischievous stop motion animation using our props and modelling clay. (ages 7+)

Baby Shark

Greenfield Library, 3-4pm FREE event

Get crafty at this session and have a go at making your own baby shark….. doo doo doo doo doo doo doo! (ages 3+)

Friday 10th August

Mischief Makers Storywalk at Uppermill Park

Uppermill Library, 1-2pm FREE event

Join us for a mischeivous walk in the park. Keep a look out for some of our favoutie Beano characters on the way. We’ll be meeting outside Uppermill Library. Ages 5+

Animation Creation

Oldham Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Have a go at creating your own mischievous stop motion animation using our props and modelling clay. (ages 7+)

Monday 13th August

Menacing Tales

Chadderton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Crompton Library, 2-3pm FREE event

The wonderful Neill Baglin will be telling stories about Dennis the Menace and other Mischief Makers! (ages 6+)

Mischief Makers Storywalk at Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, 1-2pm FREE event

Join us for a mischeivous walk in the park. Keep a look out for some of our favourite Beano characters on the way.

Tuesday 14th August

Beanoland

Lees Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Failsworth 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Beanoland is a special funfair where you will listen to a Pie Face story and help to craft a funfair from your own imagnations. Presented by Colour the Clouds (ages 5+)

3D Art Studio

Oldham Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Design your own image/object and bring it to life using our 3D printer (the object you design will need to be collected at a later date). Suitable for (ages 7+)

Wednesday 15th August

Billy the Whizz, Whizzing Pinwheels

Lees Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Limehurst Library, 3-4pm FREE event

Make your own colourful spinning pinwheels. Can they spin as fast as Billy’s legs? (Ages 4+)

Thursday 16th August

Menacing Tales

Royton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Failsworth Library, 2-3pm FREE event

The wonderful Neill Baglin will be telling stories about Dennis the Menace and other Mischief Makers! (ages 6+)

Billy the Whizz, Whizzing Pinwheels

Uppermill Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Make your own colourful spinning pinwheels. Can they spin as fast as Billy’s legs? (Ages 4+)

Friday 17th August

Motley Zoo Animal Handling

Chadderton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Crompton Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

ZooLab animals will be up to all sorts of mischief and shenanigans as they decend upon their local village fete. What could possibly go wrong!? (ages 5+)

Billy the Whizz, Whizzing Pinwheels

Northmoor Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Make your own colourful spinning pinwheels. Can they spin as fast as Billy’s legs? (Ages 4+)

Menacing Tales

Oldham Library, 2-3pm FREE event

The wonderful Neill Baglin will be telling stories about Dennis the Menace and other Mischief Makers! (ages 6+)

Tuesday 21st August

Beano Mail

Royton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Limehurst Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Did you know that the Royal Mail launched a Beano stamp in 2012? Join us for a post themed Beano session! Presesnted by Colour the Clouds. (ages 5+)

Gnasher Pom Poms

Lees Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Create your very own Gnasher pom pom with wool and googly eyes.

Wednesday 22nd August

Gnasher Pom Poms

Fitton Hill Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Limehurst Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Create your very own Gnasher pom pom with wool and googly eyes.

Thursday 23rd August

Beano Mail

Crompton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Uppermill Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Did you know that the Royal Mail launched a Beano stamp in 2012? Join us for a post themed Beano session! Presesnted by Colour the Clouds. (ages 5+)

Gnasher Pom Poms

Greenfield Library, 3-4pm FREE event

Create your very own Gnasher pom pom with wool and googly eyes.

Friday 24th August

Micro:bit Makers

Lees Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Get coding with micro:bits! Get creative with digital technology. Have a go at coding, crafting and controlling a micro:bit at this session for children aged 8+. You can now borrow a Micro:bit for free from Oldham Libraries. Get started on your coding journey at the library then try some exciting projects at home!

Gnasher Pom Poms

Oldham Library, 2-3pm FREE event

Create your very own Gnasher pom pom with wool and googly eyes.

Wednesday 29th August

Super Heros!

Chadderton Library, 11-12pm FREE event

Fitton Hill Library, 2.30-3.30pm FREE event

Listen to a story all about the Beano’s very own super hero – Banana Man! then make your own super hero mask. Presesnted by Colour the Clouds. (ages 4+)

Still looking for things to do this summer holidays:

Check out my brand new ParkLife section!

FREE and cheap things to do this summer in Oldham (COMING SOON)

FREE and cheap things to do this summer in Tameside (COMING SOON)

Summer Holiday Fun With The Small Cinema

Local Free and Cheap Places To Go With The Family

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