A HOST of free activities for youngsters will be laid on at borough libraries to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Children will be able to make crowns and septres at Kingswinford Library on Wednesday June 6 from 10.30 to 11.30am, at Brierley Hill Library on Thursday June 7 from 11am to 12pm, and at Wordsley Green library on Friday June 8 from 9.30 to 10.30am.

Stourbridge Library will be hosting prince and princess stories and Jubilee crafts on Friday June 8 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

There will be also tea and cakes for adults, upstairs in the adult library during the afternoon on Saturday June 2 when staff will be dressed in red, white and blue to get visitors in a patriotic mood.

And Lye Library is running a ticket-only tea party and craft session on Tuesday June 7, which has proved so popular all the tickets have already gone.

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, Dudley’s new cabinet member for housing, libraries and adult learning said: “I’m so pleased to see our libraries embracing the Jubilee and finding a way for children to understand and celebrate it through fun stories and crafts.

“I hope these sessions prove popular and help people feel part of this national celebration.”