Activities galore in Leeds libraries

Top comic artist Jim Medway shared his expertise with youngsters at Leeds Central Library.
Top comic artist Jim Medway shared his expertise with youngsters at Leeds Central Library.
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From Frozen to Minecraft, comics to Lego, there’s a host of family-friendly activities taking place in Leeds libraries this week.

Once a place where youngsters would be shushed for making a noise, these fun-packed sessions are helping children see that reading can be fun.

Fans of the frosty wonderland of Arendelle can look forward to Fabulous Frozen Fun tomorrow at Morley Library.

Little ones are invited to dress up as a princess, prince or snowman and join in with themed activities between 11am and noon.

Also tomorrow, from 10.30am to 11am at Garforth Library, there’s storytime for under-fives with stories, rhymes and colouring in.

On Thursday youngsters can let their imaginations run wild when they create new world with Minecraft Lego at Chapel Allerton Library from 2pm to 4pm.

And on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm there’s Comics Club at Leeds Central Library for those aged six and over. Head to the Children’s Library to make your own comics, create characters, write your own stories, provide illustrations to accompany them and read all kinds of exciting comics.

The YEP wants every child in Leeds to discover the joy of reading.

As part of our Get Leeds Reading campaign we are urging parents and carers to spend at least 10 minutes EVERY day sharing books with youngsters.

And we are calling on 50 YEP readers to sign up as volunteers with our campaign partner Beanstalk, to support struggling youngsters in Leeds primary schools and give them the chance of a brighter future.

Contact – ring 0845 450 0344 or go to

* Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits and supports volunteers to help children who have fallen behind with reading. Volunteers read with pupils in their local primary schools for two 90-minute, one-to-one sessions per week for the school year. No previous experience is required.