Keep kids reading all summer long with free reading challenge

Young books lovers in Leeds are being challenged to make some fascinating scientific discoveries at their local library this summer. Leeds Libraries’ free Summer Reading Challenge is calling on youngsters to find out more about the world around them by reading six or more from a collection of science-themed story books and factual books,…

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Leeds Libraries to help make a boy’s Ghostbusters wish come true

A young Ghostbusters super fan is strapping on his proton pack and hunting down ghouls in an action-packed competition, thanks to Leeds Libraries. Working with the charity Make-A-Wish, Leeds Libraries will be helping to grant the wish of eight-year-old George, who lives with Ebstein anomaly, a rare and life-limiting congenital heart defect which means…

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New installation and free activities at Leeds Central Library bring to life the fascinating story of the Cottingley Fairies

Cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths took photographs of themselves with what looked like winged dancing fairies at the bottom of their garden in Cottingley. The story of the Cottingley Fairies has intrigued generations ever since the first photographs took the world by surprise in 1920. The fairy photographs captured the public imagination, and…

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Leeds Central Library receives £500k funding boost

New funding from Arts Council England and Leeds City Council will invest more than £500k in making the library better than ever. Leeds City Council’s library service has been successful in securing more than £250,000 of new funding from Arts Council England to transform Leeds Central Library. The Central Library, which first opened its…

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