The Summer Reading Challenge this year saw thousands of children reading and exploring nature and action for the environment as part of this year’s Wild World Heroes theme. Now the Heroes are back to help with the Winter Mini Challenge! The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays so children aged 4 to 11 years can join the Wild World Heroes as they embark on an Arctic adventure to find out about the creatures that live there. Find out about the environmental issues facing this precious, remote place and even spot a narwhal or two.
Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple, children are encouraged to call in to their local library and read at least three books of their choice between 1 December and 16 January and add them to the online profile at www.wintermini.org.uk and leave a short book review to earn fun digital rewards! Loads of other great stuff is on the website too, including games, book reviews, reading activities and content from the best children’s authors and illustrators around. Reaching their online reading goal will unlock a limited-edition virtual badge and a special Winter Mini Challenge certificate to print off and keep!
Call in to your local library or visit the challenge website for more details.
Due to essential maintenance works, Downpatrick Library will be closed on Monday 7 February 2022 until Spring 2022.
Published 21 Jan 2022
Warrenpoint Library will temporarily close at 4:00pm on Saturday 29 January 2022 for refurbishment works and will remain closed until the spring. During this time, Warrenpoint Library customers can make full use of nearby Newry City and Kilkeel libraries
Published 17 Jan 2022
Libraries NI is delighted to announce that Portstewart Library is beginning the New Year by reopening its doors in a recently renovated new location.
Portstewart Library reopened at 10:00am on Tuesday 11 January 2022 to welcome all members of the local community into a bright, modern space from its new Station Road address.
Published 12 Jan 2022
As part of Libraries NI’s Take 5 steps to wellbeing, we are offering you the opportunity to take part in a program of online health and wellbeing events to help you stay well, be active and keep connected.
Published 10 Jan 2022
Have you always wanted to sing, but were reluctant to give it a go? Perhaps your teacher told you that you couldn’t sing and you’ve gone through life believing this was the case. Whether you consider yourself to be a lark or a crow don’t miss out on the Libraries NI Give It a Go choir this January.
Published 05 Jan 2022