ONLINE resources provided by Bolton Library and Museum services are proving popular as they keep kids occupied.

People can continue to access free eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines with the At Home with Bolton Library and Museum Services.

There are lots of resources available including art activities, quizzes, and interactive posts.

Book readings are streamed every Friday at 11am on Facebook for babies and toddlers to enjoy. The storytime sessions are interactive with real time two way chats. They are read by Shasha from Bolton Library and Museum Service who brings the stories to life with props and decorations.

The next session on Friday 1 May will celebrate bedtime stories, so pyjamas are encouraged.

Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Martyn Cox said: "People must stick to the official Covid-19 guidelines as much as possible as it is making a real difference saving lives.

"Staying at home for long periods is especially challenging for families with energetic young children and older and vulnerable people who may be suffering from isolation and loneliness.

"Thankfully, At Home with Bolton Libraries and Museums provides fantastic range of online resources to help keep all the family entertained.

"This is just one of many things Bolton Council are doing to make life easier during these difficult times which are detailed at"

There are a range of activities this week. Thursday 30 April will revolve around looking for butterflies outside. Art collections will be explored on Saturday 2 May in the morning, and afterwards there will be a chance to learn about fish in the aquarium.

On Sunday 3 May there will be a live question and answer session at 11.30am about children's reading recommendations.

To find out more visit the Bolton Library and Museums Services Facebook page or