Family Day at Leeds Central Library

10.00 am – 3.00 pm.I Believe in Unicorns poster

In Leeds Central Library there will be a host of free activities taking place for families to enjoy together. These include a creative Lego building session, a Coding Club taster workshop, Story and Rhyme Times, a unique Unicorns’ Picnic and a special screening of a theatrical performance by Danyah Miller of  “I Believe in Unicorns”, a much-loved story about the power of stories and the sanctuary of libraries, written by Michael Morpurgo. Please check out the timetable below.

This programme is designed to showcase a sample of the bumper offer for families that take place in Community Hubs and Libraries across the city all year round.

The Bronte’s from Howarth made tiny books when they were children and grew up to be famous writers. Whilst visiting Leeds Central Library you can make your own tiny book with the British Library. Maybe it will be the start of something big!

Visitors are welcome to simply ‘drop-in’ to any session at Central Library on 9th September, where the Local Studies team will also be hosting a number of events as part of Heritage Open Days.


10.00 – 15.00   Play boxes, browse the books in the children’s library and do the Leeds Bear Hunt
10.00 – 15.00   Craft Activity with staff from the British Library – make your own tiny book and tell us which books you would include in your dream library
10.00 – 11.00   Code Club (8+)
11.00 – 12.00   E-sports (6+)
11.30 – 12.30   Unicorn’s Picnic and story time (3-7)  Please bring a packed lunch and your favourite unicorn. Dressing-up is optional!
13.00 – 15.00   Get creative with LEGO (5+)
13.30 – 14.30    Film of  I Believe in Unicorns (7-97!)
14.00 – 15.00   Story and Rhyme (3+)