Online activities and events for children and young people

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Events

Regular Events

Story Time – Mondays and Fridays

  • Mondays and Fridays 
  • 10am

Join us over on our Facebook page for story time with us. Enjoy some fantastic stories read by library staff.

Craft Time  - Tuesdays

  • Tuesdays
  • 3pm

Make something new every week. Join us on Facebook and Instagram.

Kids’ Book Club – Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Join us for our  weekly book club where we will have activities that include sharing what we liked and learned, quizzes and timed drawing challenges. The club is open to children aged seven to 11. Note: children under the age of eight must have a grown up present during the session.

Our book club is held on Microsoft Teams. We’ve more information on how to join and what we’ll be discussing on Eventbrite.

Book your free place for Kids’ Book Club via Eventbrite.

Lego Challenge – Thursdays

  • Tuesdays
  • 3pm

Join in with our weekly Lego challenge over on Facebook and Instagram.


Special Events

Chatterbooks reading group – Saturday 12 December

  • Saturday 12 December
  • 11am to 12 noon

Take part in our Virtual Chatterbooks reading group session; this month we will be talking about Greek mythology, which is everywhere.

Who has not heard of mighty and short-tempered Hercules; of the rivalry between Zeus, Poseidon and Hades; the bitter quarrels between the Olympic gods and their favourite mortals; the heroic fights of the ten-year-long Trojan war; Achilles’ heel; Odysseus’ adventures; curious Pandora; Minotaur, Pegasus and Cerberus?

Whether you have read Greek and Roman myths, tales of the Iliad and the Odyssey, or books by Caroline Lawrence, Rosemary Sutcliff, J.K. Rowling, Anthony Horowitz, Rick Riordan, these myths are essential part of our culture, history and language.

They are much more than children’s stories. They help us to understand the world.

This session is suitable for ages seven to 12 and will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Children will need consent from a grown up to take part.

Book your free place for Chatterbooks reading group via Eventbrite

Kids’ Christmas Book Club - Wednesday 16 December

  • Wednesday 16 December
  • 4.45pm to 5.45pm

Join us online for Christmassy session of our regular Kids' Book Club.

Especially for Christmas, the group will read 'Frost' by Holly Webb, a winter animal story, where a girl named Cassie befriends a fox and ended up time travelling to the 17th century, the time of the frost fair on the River Thames.

This is a story that's suitable for children aged five and over. There will also be a Christmas quiz and a craft activity.

Note: children under the age of eight must have a grown up present during the session. The club is held on Microsoft Teams, there's more information on how to join on Eventbrite.

Book your free place for Kids’ Christmas Book Club via Eventbrite

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