Events and activities in libraries

Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 19 July we will be following step four of the Government guidelines in opening up our services. We recommend you wear a face covering when you visit. We may reduce capacity in some of our smaller libraries to allow everyone more space to enjoy their visit. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

Surrey libraries are pleased to be offering a programme of events and activities.


Pebble rhymetime

Rhymetimes will be slowly reintroduced within the libraries. To start with this will be at selected libraries only. These will be bookable and spaces will be limited. Please book on a session.

We will also continue to hold the online session see digital events and activities.

Storytime

Storytimes will be slowly reintroduced within the libraries. To start with this will be at selected libraries only. These will be bookable and spaces will be limited. Please book on a session.

Story hunt

Join storyteller John Kirk on an amazing nature-inspired story hunt at our libraries. Let your imagination run wild as you join a storytelling experience like no other. Jam-packed with interactive scavenger hunting fun, these sessions are suitable for families with story hunters aged 3 upwards.

This is a FREE event but booking necessary. Please select a session to book:

Numbers will be limited so hurry and don't miss out on this unique experience for your children!

We are following step four of the Government guidelines in running this event. We still recommend anyone above the age of 11 to wear a face covering when visiting our libraries.

The Anarchist's Mobile Library is coming to Surrey Libraries this summer!

Get ready to be taken on an incredible adventure that YOU choose, solving problems and meeting characters, all in a retro, pop-up caravan!

With six different worlds to explore, where will you choose to journey to? Perhaps an intergalactic space adventure? Or a deep-sea swim, meeting creatures that lurk in the depths? Or even an abandoned witch's kitchen, with the cauldron bubbling away?

The target audience is ages 5 to 10, but it's suitable for some younger children. For parents of younger children there are some loud noises and moments of darkness... but nothing too scary!

There is up to 4 people per session, including an appropriate adult. The event runs from 10am until 4.45pm, and each session lasts about 15 minutes. Please arrive 5 minutes before your start time for the event to run smoothly.

Brought to you by Tessa Bide Productions who have created a show to empower children to be masters of their own destinies, to be inspired by literature and to change the stories they see unfolding around them. Visit the Tessa Bide Productions website to find out more about the live show and watch the video trailer.

There are pre-bookable tickets, with a small number of tickets available on the day.

Select the library name to book for that location:

Where will your adventure take you? Be daring, be brave and most importantly have fun!

The Anarchist's Mobile Library is supported by Arts Council England, Seven Stories, The English Caravan Company and Campsite.

The Anarchist's Mobile Library shows are being funded by Arts Partnership Surrey, a strategic alliance of 8 Surrey councils including Elmbridge, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Waverley and Woking borough councils and Surrey Arts, Surrey County Council.

Digital events and activities

All these events are run on the libraries facebook page, unless otherwise stated.

If for some reason you miss any of these events, or would like to enjoy them again, you can watch them later on the Surrey libraries YouTube channel. Except for Storytime which is only available on Facebook.

Pebble rhymetime

Rhymetime sessions for all children to enjoy! We hope everyone gets involved and sings along!

  • Every Friday from 10.30am.

Crafts for children

Looking for ideas to keep children entertained? We have lots of craft activities that are quick, easy and no mess!

  • Every Tuesday at 4.30pm.
  • Mr Men and Little Miss craft club, every Saturday at 10.30am.

Watch the video of the Little Miss Chatterbox session

This video is part of the Mr Men and Little Miss craft series.

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Rapid reviews

Tom will be reading out a number of book reviews.

  • Every Monday from 3pm.

All these events are run on the libraries facebook page, unless otherwise stated.

Surrey Page Turners

Surrey Page Turners is Surrey Libraries new online reading group, meeting once a month via Zoom.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 19 August at 7pm: Abir Mukherjee, A Rising Man.

Everyone is welcome as long as you're a member of Surrey Libraries, over 18 and ready to have a good chat about some fantastic books!

Tickets are free. Booking details to follow.

Past digital events

All of our past digital events are also available on our YouTube channel.

Learn coding with Kano

Open the door to coding with Surrey Libraries and iamtheCODE! Start your coding adventure now.

All you need is your library card number, and you can reserve Kano free of charge to collect from your local library!

Reserve Kano and let the fun begin

All our Kanos have been kindly donated by iamtheCODE.

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