Events and activities at Ashford Library

Special events


  • Thursday 14 December 10.30am until 11am

No booking necessary, all are welcome.

Santa's grotto

  • Wednesday 6 December, from 5pm to 7pm as part of the Ashford Christmas market.

The children's library will not be accessible to customers after 3pm. The library will be open from 5pm to 7pm for this event.

Meet the Beat

Meet local police officers at this drop in session:

  • Thursday 7 December from 1.30pm until 3pm

Christmas stories and craft session

  • Wednesday 20 December at 2.15pm.

Tickets are £1 per child and places are limited so booking necessary. Please book in Ashford Library or email

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Wednesday from 10.30am until 11am.
  • Every Friday from 10.30am until 11am.
  • Every Saturday from 10.30am until 11am.

No booking necessary.

Rhymetime sessions are free.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetime in Surrey libraries.


There are currently no regular storytimes planned at this library.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Ashford Library reading group

  • meets first Thursday of each month, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Dementia poetry group

  • Thursdays from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on the following dates:
    • 14 December

Creative writing group

  • Last Saturday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm

Knit and natter group

  • Every Thursday at 10.30am. All are welcome.

General knowledge quiz

  • Every Friday, from 2pm to 4pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.

Drop-in councillor surgeries

Councillor Joanne Sexton

Councillor Joanne Sexton will be holding surgeries at the library on a Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm on the following dates:

  • 2 December
  • 27 January 2024
  • 6 April 2024

Councillor Denise Turner-Stewart

Surrey County Council Councillor Denise Turner-Stewart will be holding monthly surgeries at Ashford Library.

  • Surgeries are on the first Saturday of each month from 11am to 12 noon, starting 6 January 2024.

Digital Buddy

Do you want help using a computer, the internet, your iPad, tablet or iPhone, or other IT related problems?

Make an appointment to see one of our Digital Buddies:

  • Every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon.
  • Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm.

Sessions are 30 minutes each and must be booked in advance. Please book a place by speaking to a member of staff at Ashford library or email