Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events at South Gloucestershire libraries

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South Gloucestershire’s libraries are busy gearing up for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Since the Jubilee falls over the school holidays, libraries across the area are holding events for all ages that are a mix of their holiday craft sessions for primary aged children along with some special events – all with a Jubilee theme.

To mark this special occasion, libraries across the South West are teaming up to encourage staff and visitors to wear a hat to the library. In addition, local artist Emily Ketteringham has been commissioned to produce bespoke arts and craft resources for the libraries to use to celebrate the Jubilee.

Councillor Rachael Hunt, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee presents a superb opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate this remarkable milestone in her historic reign.

“In addition to the many street parties and celebration events taking place across South Gloucestershire, you can also visit your local library during the half term school holidays where there will be Jubilee themed activities for the whole family. Our libraries play a key role in our communities and events such as these are a great way to meet your neighbours and for children to develop a love for reading and enjoy being creative in a safe environment.”

Library Jubilee events:

Bradley Stoke Library

Monday 30 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email BradleyStoke.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Cadbury Heath Library
Saturday 4 June – A Royal Morning: drop in for family fun

9.30am – 10am: Royal pre-school storytime session with an appearance from the Bookstart Bear

10am – 12noon: Tea party with children’s crafts and tea and cake for all

For further information visit the library or email Cadburyheath.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Downend Library

Friday 27 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jubilee celebration coffee morning and quiz

Monday 30 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email Downend.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Emersons Green Library
Drop into Emerson’s Green during the school holiday to pick up a Jubilee competition sheet to design your own Jubilee tea set or take part in the Jubilee treasure hunt. Prizes will be awarded for the best tea set design, and stickers will be handed out to those who solve the treasure hunt.

Tuesday 31 May, 11am – 1pm: Jubilee celebration coffee morning

Tuesday 31 May, 11am – 12noon: Jolly Jubilee crafts

Saturday 4 June, Jubilee Lego Club: session 1, 10am – 11am; session 2, 11.30am – 12.30pm

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email EmersonsGreen.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Filton Library
Drop into Filton library during the school holiday for ‘Bunting Bonanza’ to make colourful bunting and help decorate the library.

Monday 30 May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email Filton.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Hanham Library
Tuesday 31 May – Royal Fun Day: Drop in anytime for Jubilee fun with refreshments served throughout the day and an opportunity to meet a life-sized cut out Queen Elizabeth II.

9.30am – 10am: Royal pre-school storytime, with special appearance from the Bookstart Bear

10am – 11.30am: Royal coffee morning for all

11am – 12pm: The Oldland Ukulele Club will be entertaining visitors with a right royal sing-along

2pm – 4pm: Free craft activities for primary children

3.30pm – 5pm: Royal craft group for adults

For further information visit the library or email Hanham.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Kingswood Library
Sunday 5 June, 10am – 4pm: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Kingswood Park – join the library staff and other local groups in Kingswood Park to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Lots of stalls and crafts will be available for all the family, with a special appearance from the Bookstart Bear.

Wednesday 1 June, 10am – 12noon: Jolly Jubilee – jubilee crafts plus a fun treasure hunt and pin the tail on the corgi

For further information visit the library or email Kingswood.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Patchway Library 
Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email Patchway.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Scholars Chase Library (Stoke Gifford Extra Care Village)
Tuesday 31 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details visit the library or email ScholarsChase.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Staple Hill Library

Tuesday 31 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

Saturday 4 June, 10.30am – 11.30am: Coronation recreation Lego Club – recreate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in miniature by building Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Gold State Coach, the crown, TV cameras, the Throne or anything with a royal theme

To book your place for either event or for more details visit the library or email StapleHill.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Thornbury Library

Monday 30 May, 11am – 12noon: Hats on for her Majesty – celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a tea party and quiz for everyone to enjoy

Wednesday 1 June, 9.30am – 11am: Crowns, corgis, hearts and horses – drop in and decorate a crown, take a photo as a queen or a knight and join in with a royal themed treasure hunt

For further information visit the library or email Thornbury.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Winterbourne Library
Wednesday 1 June, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee crafts

To book your place or for more details, visit the library or email Winterbourne.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Yate Library
Drop into Yate Library during the school holiday from Monday 30 May to take part in a Jubilee treasure hunt

Monday 30 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Jolly Jubilee – celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a coffee morning, make a crown and have a go at a quiz

Monday 30 May, 2.30pm – 4pm: Jolly Jubilee street party – traditional party games with a Jubilee theme

Tuesday 31 May, 10.30am – 11.30am: Crowns, corgis, hearts and horses – drop in to decorate a crown, take a photo as a queen or a knight and join in with a royal treasure hunt

Tuesday 31 May, 2.30pm – 4pm: Jolly Jubilee street party – traditional party games with a Jubilee theme

Saturday 4 June, 10.30am – 11.30am: Castles Lego challenge – creative building fun for children aged 7+

To book your place for any of these events or for more details, visit the library or email Yate.Library@southglos.gov.uk

 

Takeaway craft bags

For anyone unable to attend one of the above activities, there is the option to visit your local library to pick up a free bag of Jolly Jubilee crafts to enjoy making at home instead. Craft bags are available from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June during staffed opening hours (whilst stocks last).

For more information visit www.southglos.gov.uk/librarychanges