Gear up for a fun-filled summer at the British Council Libraries!

This summer, we’re encouraging families to have fun, make memories and get creative!

Our summer programme is designed to engage children and young people in active skill-building, creative exploration, and critical thinking during the holidays.

Build your creative writing skills, perform in a theatrical production or take over the galaxy as we go on a mission to Mars! Whatever your interests, we’ve got everything you need to have a fun-filled summer at the British Council Library.

Take a look at some our sessions that are sure to keep the entire family entertained!

Events

Make the most of your holidays with a wide range of activities for children at our libraries in Karachi and Lahore! Below are the highlights, but you can visit our Events page to see everything we have going on this summer at the libraries.

  • Summer Read-a-thon at the Library: A Magical Reading Adventure | Karachi | Lahore
  • Bookish: The Knife of Never Letting Go | Karachi | Lahore
  • Make It at the Library: Mini Master Chef | Karachi
  • Mission to Mars: Titan Mars Rover Engineering | Karachi | Lahore
  • Make Your Own Comic Strip with AzCorp | Karachi
  • Tiny Tales: Welcome to Alien School | Karachi | Lahore
  • Qissa Kahani: Urdu Storytelling | Karachi | Lahore
  • Science of Sound with Science Fuse | Lahore
  • Mission to Mars: Titan Mars Rover Engineering | Karachi | Lahore
  • Act Out: A 3-Day Theatre Workshop
  • Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly with Mina Malik | Lahore
  • Drawing Words: An Illustration Exhibition | Karachi

PETER PAN COMES TO THE LIBRARIES

Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and their friends invite you to the magical world of Neverland – a place where you can never grow old!

This summer, let your imagination take flight as we sprinkle pixie dust and whisk you away on an adventure from the rooftops of Edwardian England to the depths of the Mermaids’ Lagoon.

Take part in our exclusive programme of events from art workshops, theatre and storytelling to an enchanting family carnival with plenty of themed activities, games and goodies for all. So take the second star to the right and come straight on to the library!

  • All Aboard! Pirates take over the Library
  • Tiny Tales: Peter Pan Special
  • Second Star to the Right: A Theatre Workshop for Children
  • Game Night: Along the Stardust Trail
  • The Neverland Carnival

Looking for a summer read? Check out these books in our collection!

Wondering what to read over the holidays? Take a look at some of our top picks to read on the beach (or by the pool) this summer:

  1. The Selected Works of Abdullah The Cossack by H.M Naqvi
  2. Where’d you go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  3. The Runaways by Fatima Bhutto
  4. Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif
  5. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
  6. The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett
  7. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
  8. Goodbye Freddie Mercury by Nadia Akbar
  9. Hijabistan by Sabyn Javeri
  10. All the Bright Places by by Jennifer Niven
  11. Pureland by Zarrar Said
  12. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L Hay
  13. Tell Her Every Thing by Mirza Waheed
  14. Many Summers Apart: Gems from Contemporary Urdu Literature by Khalil Ur Rahman Azmi
  15. Circe by Madeline Miller
  16. Rafina: A Novella by Shandana Minhas
  17. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  18. Dining with the Nawabs by Meera Ali

Get access to entertainment on the go!

Browse through our digital resources that are available for library members round the clock, from anywhere in Pakistan!

Movies: Enjoy award-winning films from the comfort of your home with our digital library! As a library member, you get unlimited access to stream 8000+ indie films anytime, anywhere!.

Magazines: Browse through your favourite digital magazines anytime, anywhere, with publications including The Economist, BBC Good Food, Vogue and the Lonely Planet!

Comics: Access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger on any web-connected device!

Hoonuit: Get unlimited access to thousands of short video tutorials covering the most popular software applications.

Digital Theatre: Get unlimited access to some of the world's finest productions, unique backstage insights, practitioner interviews and written analysis.

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