Special events for children and young people

Notting Hill Gate Library will be closed for four weeks from Monday 5 August 2019, due to essential repairs. We apologise that this is taking place during the holiday period. The library will reopen as normal on Monday 2 September 2019. The closest alternative libraries are North Kensington Library and Kensington Central Library where you can access full library services, including the Summer Reading Challenge for children. In addition, you can reserve and renew library items and access our online resources 24/7. These services and more are available via our library app from the App Store and Google Play.

Information about special events for children and young people in our libraries.

Special events for children and young people

We host a variety of special events in our libraries for children and young people throughout the year such as craft workshops and author events.

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Special events for children and young people: highlights

Summer Reading Challenge

Do you have what it takes to complete the Summer Reading Challenge? Your mission is to finish reading six books during the summer holidays. You can read whatever you like for the challenge just as long as they are borrowed from the library and you’ll receive special awards for each book you read. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to children aged four to 11.

Taking part in the challenge helps children improve their reading skills, knowledge and confidence during the holidays. Join the challenge at your local library! We also have some out of this world activities taking place this summer.

Tiny Tunes

Come and enjoy singing, using shakers and dancing for this fun musical session with specialist entertainers, Tiny Tunes!

Suitable for the under 5s. Free and no need to book, just turn up.

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Change 4 Life Disney story times

Join us for these special story times for the under 5s every Friday in August. They'll include 10 minute bursts of fun which will get your kids moving and they'll be free Disney stickers too.

Free and no need to book a place. Please note: only limited places available due to space in the children's library so please arrive early.

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Make a space diorama

Bring a shoe box and create a space diorama with planets, rockets and aliens.

Free and no booking required, just turn up with a shoe box.

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We also have regular events for children in our libraries that happen every week or every month.