Look for the bear necessities at your library this half term


Don’t let the kids get grizzly this October half-term – head to your nearest library for some bear-faced fun.

Families are invited to go on a bear hunt to unearth some furry interesting facts, enjoy favourite stories of loveable bears such as Winnie the Pooh and Paddington.

Youngsters can get their paws dirty and make a bear mask or teddy bears’ picnic basket to take away with them and on Halloween, Crownhill Library is hosting a special bear-themed pumpkin craft session.

There will also be lots of bear-y special books to borrow and share at home.

Stories and crafts are suitable for children aged from five to 11 and sessions will run at the following times and venues:

Monday 27 October 
Central Library, 2.30am to 3.30pm
Crownhill Library, 10.30am to 11.30am (booking needed)
North Prospect Library, 3pm to 4pm

Tuesday 28 October
Efford Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 29 October
Devonport Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Peverell Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Plymstock Library, 10.30am to 11.30am (booking needed)
Plympton Library, 10.30am to 11.30am (booking needed)
Southway Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Stoke Library, 3pm to 4pm
West Park Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 30 October
St Budeaux Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Friday 31 October
Estover Library, 2pm to 3pm

There will also be two film shows for children and families over the half term break:

Tuesday 28 October
Plympton Library, 10am
‘The Little Ponderosa Zoo’ (U) 
Running time 1 hour, 25 minutes

Friday 31 October
Central Library, 10.30am
‘Open Season’ (U) 
Running time 1 hour, 14 minutes

The film shows are free to but booking is recommended. Take your own snacks (or honey!). 

Full details of half-term activities and where to find your library are available on our libraries web pages. For further information call 01752 305900 or email library@plymouth.gov.uk.