PARENTS can make the best of the half-term holiday by roping children into activities at Bury's libraries.

Bury schools' half-term holiday coincides with Parents' Week - a national awareness campaign organised by the National Family and Parenting Institute. To help everyone make the most of the break, the councils Library Service has organised free events at its libraries throughout the week.

Librarian Margaret Vince said: "The focus will be on the need to celebrate the time that families spend together and we thought a series of family activities at the libraries would be highly appropriate."

The fun starts at Unsworth Library on Monday, October 25, at 2.30pm. Children of all ages plus parents and carers will enjoy fun activities based on healthy eating. The second event is a spooky Hallowe'en event at Whitefield Library on Thursday, October 28, from 10.30am until 11.30am. This is a chance for parents to help children under 12 years of age to make creepy crafts. Places must be booked for both events via the chosen library.

Radcliffe Library and Bury Library will host a performance by John Piper's Puppets on Tuesday, October 26. John will be at Radcliffe Library from 10.30-11.30am then at Bury Central Library from 2 - 3pm.

There is no need to book a place for the puppet shows. Just turn up on the day.