Young people invited to get creative at library summer clubs

July 23, 2019

Wolverhampton’s libraries are inviting young people to get creative at the ever-popular Digital Creator Clubs which will be taking place over the summer holidays.

 

Children will be encouraged to design mighty Lego machines to compete in Robot Wars-style challenges and programme robots to solve fiendish problems.

 

The Digital Creator Clubs begin on Tuesday 6 August at Central Library with a challenge to create and build incredible Lego robots to compete in a Rocket League. This activity is suitable for children aged nine and over.

 

On Wednesday 7 August at Blakenhall Library at the Bob Jones Community Hub, children aged seven and over will be able to create and build Lego scenes on the theme of space and then learn the skills of animation to create short films.

 

Finally, on Wednesday 21 August, children can become space engineers, using Lego to build and programme space-themed robots. This event takes place at Bilston Library and is suitable for children aged seven and over.

 

Each Digital Creator Club takes place from 10.30am-3pm. Participants should bring their own lunch, and parents and carers are not required to stay with their children throughout the event unless they wish to do so. Tickets are £1 for Wolverhampton Library members and £2.50 for non-library members.

 

To book onto one of the Digital Creator Club sessions, please visit the Children’s Library at Central Library to reserve and collect tickets. For more information, please call 01902 552023 or email mylibraryservice@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

 

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “It is great to see our libraries being used for educational and fun events for young people, and we look forward to welcoming them to our Digital Creator Clubs this summer."

 

Meanwhile, children will also be able to show off their writing skills in a week-long BoomWriter Summer Camp. Children can join in the activity from the comfort of their own home from Monday 12 August, and will read, write and then vote for their favourite piece of writing to decide what gets published in the final book.

 

The first chapter of the book has been written by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary Of A Wimpy kid series. The course is free and suitable for children aged seven and over. Everyone taking part will receive a personalised copy of the final book. To enter, please email russell@boomwriter.media including your child's name and age.

 

The library events are a key part of Summer Squad, a programme coordinated by the City of Wolverhampton Council featuring hundreds of events and activities for children and young people taking place across Wolverhampton during the school holidays.

 

Summer Squad includes arts and crafts, holiday clubs, sports and games, family fun days, science workshops and much, much more. Most events are free, and parents, children and young people can see and book activities at www.summersquad.co.uk.

 

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries - for more information, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/libraries.

 

 

 

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