Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Silly Squad – Summer Reading Challenge 2020 is here – and is 100% digital this year. You can register NOW! Children sign up to the official website and create theirown profile at If you’re in Thirsk, even though we’re not quite open yet, you can get library books for your children through ourContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge 2020”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book review

By Lucy Sauron, age 10 Thank you to Lucy for this fantastic book review. If you’d like to write a book review for Thirsk Community Library, click here! What is it about?Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in a 7 book (and one play) series. It is about a boy calledContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book review”

Reading Well for children

The Reading Agency has designed a Reading Well list of titles to help children with their mental health, wellbeing and happiness. The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels, on topics including: Healthy minds Worries Feelings The world around youContinue reading “Reading Well for children”

Lego Club at Thirsk Community Library

Thank you to all the children who came along to our first Lego club and made it such a success! Lego club started on Thursday 6th February 2020 and runs 3.45 to 5.30 pm (flexibly). For children from 7 upwards. Parents are warmly invited to attend and to help the group. £1 per week. RefreshmentsContinue reading “Lego Club at Thirsk Community Library”

February half term activities

Arts and crafts, and Warhammer, at Thirsk Library! We have two special activity days at Thirsk Community Library for ages 5-11. First off, we have an arts and crafts session on Monday 17th February, 10:30-11:30 on the theme of superheroes. All ages 5-11 are welcome to come along! Superhero craft session Whether your little oneContinue reading “February half term activities”

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2020

Looking for inspiration to kickstart your child’s reading for 2020? Try the shortlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards. You can order all of these from the library catalogue completely free of charge – all you need is your library card number and PIN which the library volunteers can reset for you. Best Story ShortlistContinue reading “The Blue Peter Book Awards 2020”