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Stay at home as much as possible, work from home if you can, limit contact with other people, keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible), wash your hands regularly.

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Monday: GetInspired@Oldhamlibraries

We’ll be sharing lots of lovely ideas to get you through lockdown.

Ask a Librarian, 11am–1pm

Join us on Twitter using #Askalibrarian and ask us anything.

Oldham Story Festival

It’s story time in Oldham throughout May. Come and listen to some of the most well-loved children’s stories of all time read by some of Oldham’s most cherished performers and then continue the fun with a host of on-line activities made just for you. Visit the link below for more information.

Oldham Story Festival – web page

Tuesday: GetFit@Oldhamlibraries

We might be closed, but we can still offer lots of tips and advice for staying healthy. We will also share ideas for physical activity for all ages from our library friends. Find us on Facebook and Twitter to join in the conversation and share your tips with others.

Wednesday: GetReading@Oldhamlibraries

Facebook LIVE Rhyme Time, 10am

Start your day with lots of lively songs and actions with a library team member.

Follow #GMReads to join in our book club (all books available in multiple copies from Borrowbox).

Thursday: GetDigital@Oldhamlibraries

Digital Drop In, 11am–1pm

Struggling to use an app on your smartphone? Need help with an email account? We will do our best to help with any digital enquiries during this Facebook chat.

We’ll also be sharing information about our digital resources throughout the day.

Friday: GetCreative@Oldhamlibraries

Our team of librarians have been keeping their eyes out for great activities for everyone. We will also be sharing some wonderful ideas from our eMagazines and eBooks to prevent boredom and help with your wellbeing.

Silly Squad Launch! Online Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is here, and this year it is celebrating all things silly. There’ll be loads of crazy events for you to enjoy, as you play through this online game of reads and rewards. Join us on Facebook with silly storytelling, crazy crafts and the launch of our Silly Stories Writing Competition. The Summer Reading Challenge is free to play and recommended for ages 4-11 years. Join us to find out more:

Supertato Potato Craft (Facebook), 1pm

Join us for our silly ‘Supertato’ craft video. Learn how to make your very own super hero using just a potato. This event is brought to you as part of our Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day. Join the event here: