CHILDREN are enjoying a packed programme of hundreds of summer activities at Sandwell’s libraries – with more still to come throughout the rest of the school holidays.

Staff and volunteers, friends groups and partners are putting on a wide range of activities, from crafts, games and colouring to puppets, jewellery making and science sessions.

There are also activities led by professional entertainers – supported by the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries – including storytellers, jugglers, musicians and magicians, while theatre experiences and design your own comic book cover sessions are also on offer for young people to enjoy.

The Summer Reading Challenge is also taking place, where children aged four to 11 can hunt for treasure in Beanotown and become ‘Mischief Makers’ as they read six books during the holidays.

Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “It is wonderful that children are being encouraged to go into our libraries to enjoy lots of events and hopefully start to enjoy the many services available.

“There's a huge range of events for children and young to get involved in activities where they can learn and have fun.

“I would urge parents and carers to check out the long list of events, there is something for everyone.”

For details of all of the library activities, visit, search ‘Sandwell Libraries’ on Facebook, call 0121 569 4911, or pop in to your local library.