Wolverhampton's libraries will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a host of events over the next few weeks.

They are participating in the National Big Jubilee Read between now and 5 June, and school children are being invited to write congratulatory letters to the Queen which will be made into a book and sent to her.

A special display at Central Library from 23 May to 6 June will look at the Queen's life through the decades, while from 23 May to 10 June the Bob Jones Community Hub in Blakenhall will display a timeline of the Queen's life.

Wednesfield History Society presents a display of the Queen's life and times from her coronation to the present day at Ashmore Park Library on 30 May and Long Knowle Library on 31 May, while there will be Jubilee activities at Warstones Library on 30 May, including a Teddy Bears Picnic, Punch & Judy, face painting and magic. 

Children will even be able to have a "selfie" taken with the Queen thanks to the latest green screen technology which will be visiting selected libraries from 30 May to 1 June.

Meanwhile, the regular Story and Rhyme time sessions taking place between 23 May and 6 June will have a Jubilee theme. Rhyme Time sessions for under fours take place at Bilston Library on Wednesdays from 11am to 11.30am, Low Hill Library on Fridays from 12.45pm to 1.15pm, Pendeford Library on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 3pm and Tettenhall Library on Fridays from 10.30am to 11am.

Storytime sessions for under fours take place at Ashmore Park Library on Mondays from 11am to 11.30am, while there are sessions for the under fives at Warstones Library on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 3pm, and those for over fours on Saturdays at East Park Library from 11.30am to noon and Central Library from 12.15pm to 1pm.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "The Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June is a momentous event in our nation's history and our libraries are keen to celebrate it with a range of activities for all the family.

"There are Jubilee themed Story Time and Rhyme Time sessions for youngsters, and pupils can write a letter of congratulations to Her Majesty. We've also got history displays, including one in partnership with Wednesfield History Society, special family activities and even a chance to get your photo taken with the Queen thanks to our special green screen."

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