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Fun for Children and Young People at Spring Hill and Ladywood Libraries

There are regular activities and special events for children and young people in your local library. Find out what's been going on at Spring Hill and Ladywood Community Libraries.


Poetry at the Young Readers Festival

As part of the annual Young Readers Birmingham festival, the Little Springers group was pleased to welcome poet Bernard Young. Bernard read from some of his poetry books and sang some fantastically funny songs.

Little Springers meet every Friday morning at Spring Hill Library.

Poems for Anti-Bullying Week from St John's

Pupils from St John's School in Ladywood wrote some poems to express how it feels to be bullied. In 2005 the theme for Anti-Bullying Week was getting young people involved in helping to stop bullying

Summer Seaside Session at Ladywood

Children at the Little Wrigglers session joined in with the seaside theme for the summer holiday activities at Ladywood Library. They enjoyed some stories and then made their own seahorse using collage and colouring.


Rock the Baby with Clive Cole

Children at Spring Hill Library had great fun singing and dancing when Clive Cole came along for a Rock the Baby session. Everyone joined in with their own musical instrument and there was even the chance to have a go on Clive's big drum

Storytelling with Helen Stephens

Author Helen Stephens visited St. Methodist Church in Ladywood as part of the Young Readers Birmingham festival organised by the city's libraries. The children listened to Helen read about her lovable doggy characters from her book Poochie-Poo and made their own Poochie-Poos for a display.

Meeting Miffy


Spring Hill Library hosted a Meet Miffy session as part of the Young Readers Birmingham festival. Children read stories and made their own masks based on the Dick Bruna picture book character.


Writing Poetry with Adisa

Performance poet Adisa visited Ladywood Community Library to inspire a Year 6 group from St. John's School. The young poets wrote about love, war, fear and peace.

Poetry from Summerfield Youth Group

I do like books, and I don't like books...

The Summerfield Youth Group met at Summerfield Community Centre to produce their very own rap poem...

Book reviews from Brookfields

Mr Majeika cooks REAL Toad in the Hole for school dinner...

Brookfields Primary School worked with Spring Hill Library to write some reviews based on the Mr Majeika books by Humphrey Carpenter. They also produced a display for the library.

Christmas Cheer at Ladywood

The Little Wrigglers had great fun at their Christmas session at Ladywood Library. The children listened to some funny stories and then each made a sparkly festive crown to wear.

Festive Fun at Spring Hill

The Little Springers meet regularly at Spring Hill Library. For their festive storytime and activity session, they made some beautiful Christmas trees to take home with them.