Published: Wednesday, 13th Feb 2019

Half term marks a new chapter for young readers in Bolton with the launch of a new children’s library card.

Kids library cardThe cards are available in two colourful designs and come with a copy of the ‘The Library Promise’, a booklet setting out what youngsters can expect from their local library.

Among the pledges are guarantees that young visitors will receive a friendly ‘hello’, can relax in a comfortable environment and always get help to find the books they will love.

In addition, a series of children’s events and activities will be taking place in libraries across Bolton over half term.

Whether designing a rocket, making crafts for Chinese New Year or creating bird feeders, there’s bound to be something to stave off any half term boredom.

Bolton Library services recently decided to scrap late fees for children under 16 and cancelled all historical fines, a decision which has seen an increase in books taken out by young people.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member of Culture and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said:

“Our local libraries are a great resource for residents of all ages and we want to do all we can to get children using them from an early age.

“The library promise is a key part of this, clearly setting out the wide range of services and support that our young people can expect.

“Libraries are especially important during school holidays where children can be sure of a place they can learn and have fun in a welcoming environment.”