Easter craft packs

Camden Libraries have put together some ‘Reading Friends Craft Activity Packs’ with funding from the Reading Agency.

The packs are aimed at those families who can’t afford to buy craft supplies.

If you would like a pack, please ask at Kentish Town, Queen’s Crescent and Pancras Square Libraries or Kilburn Library Centre.

If you need some ideas for what to make with the packs, see Ami’s Craft videos .

Story time and rhyme time on-line

Story time online - Wednesdays

Camden libraries present our weekly live story time for under-fives, on Zoom:

Story time with Amina, every Wednesday at 11am. 

On Wednesday 7th April, Amina from Holborn Library will read The Last Wolf by Mini Grey.

Or use this link:  https://zoom.us/j/92928791304

Meeting ID:   929 2879 1304
Passcode:      XV0His

Rhyme time online - Thursdays

Camden libraries present our first live rhyme time for under-fives, on Zoom:

Rhyme time with Bianca, every Thursday at 10.30am.

From Thursday 4th March, Bianca from Kilburn Library will be singing some favourite nursery rhymes with you. 

Or use this link:  https://zoom.us/j/94290067406?pwd=STZ0QkIvZENOc0F0cFl6U1l2TUZqZz09

Meeting ID:   942 9006 7406
Passcode:      K23S5t

 

 

World Book Day - book vouchers and song!

For World Book Day, we have vouchers for kids to get a free book from any bookshop. 

You can pick up your World Book Day voucher from any of our libraries:

  • when you come in to collect your Request and Read book orders
  • when you come in to use a library computer

Meantime, enjoy the brilliant new - and official - World Book Day Song by MC Grammar.

See how many books you can mention in one song!

Reading activities

Every day, a librarian recommends a great children's book on the National Shelf Service:

The Literacy Trust has fun things to make and do, printable activities, stories and poems to
listen and watch, reading and literacy Apps and useful websites.  From ages 0 to 12: 

With The Book Trust you can find free online stories and videos, play games, do book quizzes, play games and learn to draw some of your favourite characters:

With the British Library you can explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations:

With Scholastic Kids Book Club, you can find lots of activity sheets, quizzes, colouring sheets, games and puzzles:

For free e-books from Camden Libraries, go to our Digital Libraries page.

Art, craft or making activities

The Tate Gallery has art and craft activities, games and quizzes for kids:

The Little Angel Theatre has craft activities for children:

Black History activities

More craft activities

You can download more activities from these sites:

Maths, science and astronomy

Maths activities

Maths on Toast has lots of fun, creative games and activities involving maths. Make a tangram out of a piece of toast, learn about fractions and ratios using multi-coloured sweets and lots more. During autumn 2020 they are offering online Stay-In Sessions on the third Saturday of every month, starting at 2.30pm:

Science and astronomy activities

The Science Museum has lots of fun science activities:

NASA has lots of materials and activities to learn about astronomy, space and science:

 

Theatre and Shakespeare activities

The Little Angel Theatre has a daily video story:

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has fun videos and activities to start learning about Shakespeare:

Hopster TV for Children

Hopster is an award-winning children’s TV and learning app.  As well as children’s favorite TV shows the app contains educational games, stories and music.  Hopster is designed for children aged 2-6 and is totally free of advertising. 

Just email libraries@camden.gov.uk and we will send you a unique code and information on how to download Hopster to your mobile device.   

You and your children will then be able to enjoy hundreds of children’s shows, games and books free for 12 months.

Hopstor Logo and Fluffy charachter

Hopster Access Tips

  • You do need to download the app
  • Once the account is created, you can log in on any mobile device in your household with the app installed
  • Each device will remember your log-in
  • For TV viewing, you can log into UK platforms that Hopster has a partnership with.
  • You can smart-share your mobile device to the main TV for viewing on a larger screen.

Tablet with Hopster icons on the screen

Inside Hopster there is a world of fun & learning waiting to be discovered, built just for children. You can find out more at hopster.tv.