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Digital Festival back by popular demand

29 January 2020

A festival of nearly 100 events with a digital twist for children and young people is set to return for a second year across Norfolk County Council’s libraries.

The free activities for DigiFest 2020 will give children aged 4 to 14 the chance to get hands-on with fun digital tech from Saturday 1 February.

Hurry though – many of the events are already booked up or have limited availability. Book on by visiting the website at

8 to 11 year olds can make their own Lego stop-motion film, ‘Code-a-pillar’ gives younger children the chance to learn some early coding skills, and 3D printing pens can bring their imagination alive, letting them build their creation as they draw.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “It’s really important that in this increasingly digital age we give children the chance to learn these vital skills. We know that not everyone has regular access to digital technology and that’s why we’ve made sure there will be an event at every library in Norfolk.

“We’ve increased the number of events from 58 to 99 this year, which shows just how much parents and children enjoyed them last year.”

This year the Library and Information Service is working with SENsational Families to provide some additional sessions which are exclusively for families of children with additional needs. Almost all these sessions are in separate spaces away from the main library to make sure children are comfortable. Please note that siblings are welcome, and parents should attend along with the child.

Last year 479 children and parents enjoyed 58 events. This year even more children will be able to take part and have fun at 99 events across the 47 Norfolk libraries.

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