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Libraries in Lichfield and Burntwood are offering parents a helping hand to keep youngsters entertained over the summer. A series of activities are taking place and Staffordshire County Council’s library chief is urging families to take advantage of the events on offer. County councillor Pat Corfield said: “At a time when lots of parents need to watch the pennies, it’s worth remembering that Staffordshire libraries are offering a host of recession-busting activities to keep youngsters entertained during the summer holidays.” The summer’s family events run throughout July and August include:
  • Children’s workshops with author and illustrator Steve Smallman: aimed at primary aged children and families, this fascinating workshop is all about creating stories and comic strips.
  • Puppet Workshops: create puppets out of magic model clay, bags and decorations.
  • Animated cake pops workshops: join the latest craze for cake on a stick sugarcraft!
  • Storytelling with Peter Chand: Olympic themed tales from this master storyteller and entertainer, for families.
  • The Bug Lady: have a close encounter with wriggly snakes, spiders and lizards.
  • Bear making: create your very own teddy bear and join in the bear stories and teddy bears’ picnic.
For times, dates and venues on the summer holidays events and activities available visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries.