Children’s and family activities in libraries during school holidays

Published 1st August 2019

Celebrating children's activities at Sandwell libraries

More than 100 activity sessions are being hosted for children and families across Sandwell thanks to a special grant from the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.

From magic to music, the 116 sessions will see professional entertainers deliver activities at libraries during school holidays over the coming year.

The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries successfully applied to Sandwell Council for a town grant of £11,245 to provide the activities at all libraries across Sandwell’s six towns.

For more information about activities at Sandwell libraries, go to the Discover Sandwell website, contact your local library, call 0121 569 4911 or email

Nina Rogers, secretary of the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries, said: "The grant is of great benefit to children and families, encouraging creative and imaginative thinking. The live performances are really essential for children."

Councillor Joyce Underhill, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for best start in life, said: “I would like to thank the Federation of Friends for all their efforts and helping to make sure there are high-quality activities for children to enjoy right across our six towns. I attended one of the events at Central Library West Bromwich and witnessed first hand the children enjoying themselves.” 

Councillor Bob Lloyd, cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said: “This is another excellent example of how our libraries are at the centre of our communities. This builds on the services and activities that library staff and volunteers provide for children and families day in, day out.”

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