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Do not make visits to other people's homes or gardens. Restrictions on care home visiting are not being relaxed. Those who are shielding should continue to take extra care.

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Oldham libraries online programme

27 July – 31 August

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Please get in touch if there’s anything you would like to see in our Online Programme. We would love to hear from you.

Silly Squad Digital Summer Reading Challenge

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge celebrates all things silly and we’ve got loads of crazy events for you to enjoy. The challenge is free to play, happening all summer long and recommended for ages 4–11 years.
Visit our Facebook page or, the Silly Squad website to find out more and sign-up.

Silly Squad Characters Park Trail

From now until Friday 14 August

We are bringing our treasure trails to a park near you! The Silly Squad have been telling some silly jokes, but they have lost their punchlines. See if you can find them in one of the following parks: Greenfield, Delph, Stoneleigh and Alexandra Park. The clue sheet can be found on our Facebook page.

Monday: GetInspired@Oldhamlibraries

We’ll be giving you an overview of the great resources you can use to keep up to date on the latest health news.

Ask a Librarian, 11am–1pm

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

live@thelibrary – Stories and Drama with Robin (Facebook), 2pm

Robin is excited to be performing live for Oldham Library. First up 'The Unluckiest Man in the World’, a story with original illustrations and a sing-along-song! Then jump up-and-down and shake-it-all-about by playing a ridiculous game of “Beans!”. Watch live at home, listen, sing-along, join in and help to create a brand new story all of your very own. Feel free to dress up and look silly and share your images with us, and most importantly, have fun.

Tuesday: GetFit@Oldhamlibraries

Look out for plenty of tips, activities and advice on staying healthy.

Wednesday: GetReading@Oldhamlibraries

We’ll be covering all things book related across our social media. 

Get fact checking with our Covid-19 quiz for Health Information Week

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

Rhyme Time (Facebook live ), 10am

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

Thursday: GetDigital@Oldhamlibraries

Get fact checking with our Covid-19 quiz for Health Information Week.

Digital Drop In, 11am–1pm (Facebook chat)

Struggling to use an app on your smartphone? Need help with an email account? We’re here to help with any digital enquiries.

Visit our Facebook page and learn how to make a cat fly, animate animals and code a chase game with Scratch!

Friday: GetCreative@Oldhamlibraries

Our team have been on the lookout for great activities and we’ll share even more ideas from our eMagazines and eBooks to prevent boredom and improve wellbeing.

Silly Squad Poetry Competition – Live Launch, 10am

Listen to some super silly poems and join us for the live launch of our Silly Squad Poetry Competition. Have a go at creating your own silly acrostic poem. What wonderfully giddy poetry can you create using the words Silly Squad? Use the template on our Facebook page, or print and collect a sheet at Oldham Library, and then send us your finished poems for a chance to win a £20 book token. Competition runs Saturday 8 August – Wednesday 26 August.

Goldilocks Silly Stories with Susie, 11am

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this wonderful retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Susie.