Events and activities in libraries

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

Reading Sparks

Reading Sparks is a library led programme, developed by The Reading Agency, that supports engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and reading among families, children, and young people. The overall aim of Reading Sparks is to build confidence and engagement with STEM and to demonstrate the role that creative reading and activities can play in sparking engagement with STEM.

Surrey Libraries will be hosting several engaging workshops over the summer holiday aimed at children aged 8 to 11 (plus a responsible adult). We will guide you through a series of fun activities from and inspired by four different themed Reading Sparks boxes (Moon/Animals/Invisible Nature/Simple Machines). Children completing a workshop will receive a CREST Certificate and badge, and will be entered into a prize draw. Tickets will be £3 per family (one child and one adult).

Places will be limited so booking will be necessary.


Invisible nature

Moon themed STEM

Simple machines

Animal STEM activities

Virtual storytelling sessions with John Kirk

Story Hunt

To celebrate this year's Summer Reading Challenge, Gadgeteers, storyteller John Kirk explores history's brilliantly bonkers, bogus inventions. Get ready for a virtual entertainment experience like no other as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam-packed session which is fun for all the family. Let your imagination run away with you!

Guaranteed online fun for children 3+ years, tickets are free. Upcoming dates:

Please note that the theme for both storytelling sessions on a day will be the same, so we ask you to only book for one session on that date.

Surrey Libraries is working together with 14 other library authorities to bring your family a unique virtual entertainment experience like no other.

Pebble rhymetime

Rhymetimes are now running in most libraries. Spaces may be limited and booking may be necessary, please check individual library event pages for details.


Storytimes are currently back up and running in most libraries. Spaces may be limited and booking may be necessary, please check individual library event pages for details.

Digital events and activities

We have a range of events and activities available on our YouTube Channel, from cooking ideas to STEM club, and Lego club and crafts, there's something for everyone. Please see: Surrey libraries YouTube channel.

Tom's Rapid reviews

Tom will be reading out a number of book reviews written by staff or himself to help you find your next read!

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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