Public libraries and Coronavirus: Tameside

This is a list of the distance services that Tameside Libraries are providing doing during the Crisis. Their virtual bookchat seems to be getting some attention, with tweets being liked by the official Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot accounts

Easter Activities

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April

Our school holiday activities this Easter were planned to be all about dinosaurs…so now we’re taking them online on our Facebook page! There will be crafts and games all about dinosaurs for you to try at home. There will be the chance for you to share what you and your little ones have made with a photo!

Storymakers and Friends 

Wednesday 8th April at 2pm

Tune into our Facebook page for our first virtual Storymakers and Friends session with Simon the Storyteller.  Guaranteed to make your little one smile.

Tameside Libraries Reads at Home

Thursday 9th and 16th April 2pm

Join us for our first online Book Chat. We will be discussing The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. On 9th April we will be discussing the first 7 chapters and on the 16th April, chapter 8 – 13. We have some well-known authors joining us for the chat including crime writers Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis and Roz Watkins.  To join in on Twitter: @tmbc_culture or Facebook: Tameside Libraries on the day.

You can access the book for free here

Time for a Rhyme

Friday 10th April 10.30am

Join musician Sarah Atter on our Facebook page as she sings some of our best loved nursery rhymes to keep your little ones entertained.

Virtual Lego Club

Monday 13th – Saturday 18th April

Join in with our virtual Lego club session and share what you’ve built on our Facebook page.

Free Access to Family History Resources

Tameside Local Studies and Archives have been able to arrange special access to online family history resources for library members during the Covid-19 closure. Local Studies and Library users can temporarily access Ancestry and FindMyPast remotely from home.  See for full details of how to access the resources.”