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Join the Space Chase this summer!

9 July 2019
Children of all ages can take part in an out-of-this-world adventure as the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge returns to Thurrock this month.
From Saturday 13 July to Saturday 14 September, pre-schoolers, children and young adults can join in this year's challenge, Space Chase, at libraries in Aveley, Belhus, Blackshots, Chadwell, Corringham, East Tilbury, Grays, Stanford-le-Hope and Tilbury.

Have fun at Thurrock libraries and hubs this Easter

26 March 2019
Keep the kids entertained during the Easter half-term holiday next month at Thurrock's libraries and hubs.
For those who enjoy arts and crafts, Grays library will run 2 events during the 2-week break, on Monday 8 April and Monday 15 April. The first session, called 'Make your own cardboard story puppet,' is suitable for ages 5 and over, while children of all ages can take part in 'Easter crafts'.
Both events run from 10:30am to midday and there is a suggested voluntary donation of 50p per child.

Fun Palace at Grays library

25 September 2018
Science, art and magic will come together at Grays library on Saturday 6 October as the library becomes a fun palace with something exciting for kids of all ages.
The event starts at 11am and runs until 3pm, and will give youngsters an opportunity to:
have a go at coding with robotics
meet conjurer Paul Clancy, who'll be making balloon animals
explore forest arts and crafts in a special yurt set up especially for the event
They'll also be able to:

Calling all whizz kids! Computers, robots and dinosaurs at libraries this summer

9 August 2018
Thurrock libraries have a series of high-tech events which will help turn youngsters into robot controlling and computing whizz-kids.
Activities on offer include a session which will teach children aged between 11 and 17 years-old how to programme robots using the Scratch and Python coding languages. 4 sessions take place in August and September and cost just £5 each.
There are also classes that teach youngsters how to write computer codes and lessons where youngsters can learn more about computer coding through the massive hit game Minecraft.

Apply now for summer volunteering opportunities with libraries

10 April 2018
Thurrock Libraries have an exciting volunteering opportunity for young people who can help introduce children to the joy of books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.
Anyone aged between 13 and 18 years-old who is looking for a volunteering opportunity during the summer holidays can take part.
The national Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year in libraries across Thurrock. It is the ideal opportunity to have fun, gain new skills and get some fantastic experience to include on CVs.

Magical events arrive at Thurrock libraries this Easter

27 March 2018
Youngsters will have a chance to walk with dinosaurs or take a trip beyond the stars thanks to a series fun and educational events taking place at Thurrock's libraries this Easter.
From Tuesday 3 April to Wednesday 11 April, two new workshops will arrive offering fun for all the family.
Digital Dinosaurs will bring the ancient beasts back to life along with spiders, sabre tooth tigers and the solar system in a thrilling augmented reality experience.