Events and activities in libraries

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Stock from across The Libraries Consortium (TLC) is now available to Surrey Library members.

You can place reservations on titles in the catalogue regardless of where they are in the consortium. This is a huge increase in the choice of books and other lending materials available including foreign language stock and specialist collections; Borrowers will now have access to over eight million items of stock from over 380 branches.

Your questions answered.

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


BookTrust Storytime

BookTrust Storytime sessions: perfect for first time library visitors with small children.

This Autumn, we are partnering with BookTrust to bring you new story adventures for you and your family! At these free sessions at Woking and Guildford Library, we will be celebrating six brilliant books that we think are great for sharing with young children, from a hilarious tale about whales on a bus to a rabbit that always says no!

Listen to stories read aloud, take part in fun activities and get your own library activity book. There are stickers to gain and even characters that you can collect each time you return to the library.

The sessions are suitable for families with children from 0 to 5 years old. Our main aim is to provide an interactive library experience to help more families discover the joy of reading. If you haven't visited a library before, or your family hasn't engaged before in reading, this is a great opportunity to get involved. You don't need to be a member to join in, just come along and have fun!

The sessions at Woking have now ended but you can still book for sessions at Guildford.

Book your free space via Eventbrite today:

BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading. "Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support".

Virtual storytelling sessions with John Kirk

Let your little one's imagination run wild as storyteller John Kirk takes you to far off places and shares classic fairy and folk tales. as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam-packed session.

For children aged 3+ years, tickets are free.

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 event.

The next sessions will be held on the following days, and bookings will open one week before.

  • Saturday 8 January 2022 at 10am and 11am
  • Saturday 12 February 2022 at 10am and 11am
  • Saturday 5 March 2022 at 10 am and 12am

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 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 check individual library event pages for details.

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 check individual library event pages for details.

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 - digital session

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

  • Every Friday on Facebook 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 on Facebook from 4.30pm.

Rapid reviews

Tom will be reading out a number of book reviews.

  • Every Monday on Facebook from 3pm.

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

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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