Library hosts football-themed activities with Harrogate Town’s mascot.

Football fever is about to take over Harrogate library with the arrival of Harrogate Town AFC’s official mascot.

Young football fans can take part in a range of free activities with Harry Gator, the mascot of the League Two side, from 11am until 12noon this Saturday (November 5).

The library has teamed up with Harrogate Town AFC and Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation to host football-themed activities with prizes and children can have their photograph taken with the mascot.

North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for libraries, Cllr Greg White, said: “Harrogate Town AFC has thousands of proud supporters and the club is at the heart of the community.

“The library service is proud to welcome the club and its much-loved mascot. Our libraries are proving that they are so much more than a place to read; they host a variety of activities for all ages and interests.

“We look forward to seeing children and their families join Harry Gator in some fantastic free activities. I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and add some sporting excitement to their Saturday morning.”

The event is aimed at children aged four to nine. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite or by contacting the library on 01609 536658 or

For more information about Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation, which caters for all ages and abilities and offers a variety of activities including running, walking, football and sporting memories, visit