LIBRARIES throughout Kirklees are helping keep youngsters occupied this summer.
To stop boredom striking while school is out, a series of fun education events is being staged.
Kirkheaton and Skelmanthorpe Libraries welcomed magician Andy Burton.
Today, children's author Penny Dolan was visiting Lindley and Denby Dale Libraries. She was speaking to the children about her books, writing and storytelling.
Tomorrow, folk musician Pete Coe will present a collection of children's songs about animals at Mirfield Library.
On Tuesday, August 19, musical storyteller Lindsay Aitkenhead will visit Kirkburton Library.
Traditional storyteller Graham Langley will visit Dewsbury and Holmfirth Libraries on Wednesday, August 20.
On Friday, August 22, dramatic storyteller Mark Barnes will visit Shepley Library and on Thursday, August 28, musician and storyteller Gordon Jackson will visit New Mill and Ravensthorpe Libraries.
There is also an ongoing holiday event at Kirklees's libraries - the Summer Reading Challenge.
Children who read six books over the summer will receive rewards of bookmarks, stickers, pens and pencils for their progress.
All the events are free of charge and open to children aged five to 12. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.