Hull Libraries Children’s Summer Activities 2022


Hull Libraries Children’s Summer Activities 2022

There’s so much to do at your local library this summer!


Summer Reading Challenge

Get curious about reading and sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge! 

Join the Gadgeteers on a reading adventure exploring science and innovation.

Pick up a free pack from any library. Read 6 books and collect rewards along the way - when you have completed the challenge you’ll receive a special Gadgeteers certificate too!

You can choose any books you like to count towards the Challenge. Fact, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, joke books – the choice is yours! eBooks and audiobooks count too, so you can read wherever and however you like.

The challenge runs from Saturday 23 July until Saturday 24 September.

You can also take part online at and access loads of great games and activities!


Free events and activities

Hull Libraries has a wide range of fun ways to keep the kids entertained this summer. From poetry to pottery, crafts sessions and author workshops to learning about the environment with Seedheart - a puppet show by Hull’s own Indigo Moon Theatre. A variety of activities will be offered across the city’s libraries helping to keep children of all ages engaged for free. 

Here’s a flavour of what to expect at Hull Libraries this summer:

  • Storytime with Mama G
  • Imagination Gaming
  • Author visits with Steve Skidmore
  • Interactive poetry word play sessions with Paul Cookson
  • Live drawing tutorials with Calvin Innes
  • Pottery sessions with Studio Eleven
  • Animal Conservation and habitats talk with Sam’s Safari
  • Street Dance workshops
  • Beats Bus, learn to rap and perform your lyrics

Pick up a copy of the summer programme from branches of Hull Libraries.

All activities are free and places can be booked via EventBrite - or by contacting the library.

> Download brochure

> View brochure

> Book an event


Writing competition

Enter our writing competition, ‘What’s the Story?’ for a chance to win a special writing workshop and book tokens - and have your entry published in a specially produced book, distributed in Hull Libraries.

There are four categories for creative writing:

  • Short story (500-700 words)
  • A poem (doesn’t have to rhyme!)
  • Comic strip (1 page A4, portrait or landscape)
  • Blog (eg. book, game, film - up to 500 words)

Age categories: 7 - 10yrs / 11 - 14yrs

Deadline: Saturday 3 September 2022


 > Download writing competition flyer


Hope to see you for a summer of fun at a library near you!