Wolverhampton's libraries have a range of activities for young bookworms over the coming weeks.

They include a craft session to celebrate the iconic patchwork elephant, Elmer, on Saturday (29 May) and a week of Harry Potter-themed activities including word searches and quizzes beginning on Monday 21 June. A Wizardry event is planned at Central Library on Saturday 26 June from 11.30am to 12.30pm and, due to space restrictions, booking is required.

The popular weekly Baby Book Time returns to Central Library from Tuesday 22 June – again, booking is required – and this year's Summer Reading Challenge will get underway on Saturday 10 July; Wild World Heroes will be a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment. 

Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, some activities will be held online and others in person, though it is hoped to have more live performances in libraries in due course. To find out more, call 01902 552025 or follow the library service on social media at Facebook and Twitter

Meanwhile, Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield and Tettenhall libraries are currently open for controlled browsing and PC access. To allow social distancing and control numbers, library members must book a 30 minute session in advance by calling 01902 552025.

The Select and Collect service, allowing library members to reserve books and other items and collect them at a pre-arranged time, is also available from Central, Bilston, Warstones, Wednesfield, Finchfield, Tettenhall, East Park, Whitmore Reans, Low Hill and Spring Vale libraries. Library members can pre-order titles online at Libraries, by emailing libraries@wolverhampton.gov.uk or by calling 01902 552025. New to the Select and Collect service are Book Start bags, suitable for children aged from birth to 12 months.

Members can also continue to download bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the BorrowBox library app on Apple or Android phones, tablets and computers. 

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries – for details, please visit Libraries or call 01902 552025.