Stories and activities with Bradford Libraries

11.30am (Sat only), 2.30pm & 3.30pm, outside City Library

Magical storytelling sessions

Library staff will take you on a magical storytelling journey.


12pm, 2pm, 3pm, First Floor, Children’s Area, City Library

Dennis & Gnasher – Mischief Makers Story Performance

It is the start of the summer holidays and Dennis is a bit bored and looking for fun. Then Dennis makes an amazing discovery … using puppetry; pranks and clowning Simon Kerrigan and Sian Williams will introduce children to the fun to be found this summer with Mischief Makers.


12pm–5pm, First Floor, City Library

Word Bird Crafts

Join the crafty fun with our special in-house Word Bird artist.


12pm–5pm, First Floor, City Library

Drystone Radio Broadcast

Come along and take part in the fun with the Gingerlicious Company and Drystone Radio broadcast.


12.30pm-1.3pm & 3pm-4pm, First Floor, City Library

Ikley Literature Festival Workshops

Join Ilkley Young Writers and Bradford Young Writers with Ilkley Literature Festival Workshop Leaders for two writing taster sessions especially for 12 to 18 year olds at 12.30 – 1.30pm and 3pm – 4pm, with readings and poetry throughout the afternoon.


12pm-5pm, Tent J

Crafty Capers & Mischief Makers with City Library

Join the Bookstart Bear Club to decorate funky fabric book bags and create your own animal puppet.  Be among the first to join Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Beano and enter our prize draw to win a Mischief Makers Goodies Hamper.  There will be lots of free books and Mischief Makers puzzles and messy fun decorating of our Dennis Mischief Makers biscuits.


12pm, City Library and Local Studies Library

From the Mill to Monte Carlo

The story of the man from Bradford who beat the casino told by his great, great, great niece Anne Fletcher. Meet the author from 12pm, First Floor, City Library and join her for a free talk and chat at 2pm in the Local Studies Library, Margaret McMillan Tower, (side entrance).