Events and activities at Ashford Library

Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 12 April, in line with latest Government guidance, libraries across Surrey County Council will reopen for browsing and computer use. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

Please note: due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to offer our regular programme of events in the library. Surrey libraries are pleased to be offering a programme of online events including regular Rhymetimes and Storytimes.

Special events

There are currently no special events planned at this library.

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Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

Note: This event is not ticketed, please turn up at the given times below.

Come and join us for some music and rhymes.

  • Every Wednesday, from 10.30am to 11am.
  • Every Friday, from 10.30am to 11am.
  • Every Saturday, from 10.30am to 11am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about Pebble rhymetime in Surrey libraries.


Weekly themed storytimes for 3 to 8 year olds.

  • Every Thursday, from 10.30am to 11am.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

Ashford Library reading group

Fun and informal group to join - always looking for new members to join.

  • Monthly on Thursdays, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

If you want to set up your own reading group, whether you wish to hold it at the library (or at any chosen meeting place), we can help provide books and give advice, talk to the library staff for more information.

Apply to join a library hosted reading group in your area and find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Chatterbooks reading group for 7 to 10 year olds

Have some fun through reading and it's a good opportunity to build confidence in expressing your opinion. Come along to talk about books, play games, and do quizzes and word searches with different themes or authors each month.

Chatterbooks sessions are free. Sessions run one Thursday of each month, from 3.45pm to 4.30 pm, upcoming dates:

  • Further dates to follow. Please ask in the library.

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Other events

Creative writing group

Come along for our next meeting - no need to book in advance, just bring a pen and a notepad.

  • Further dates to follow. For more information please ask in the library.

Get more from your library

  • Saturdays at 2pm, fortnightly.

Did you know that Surrey Libraries offers a wide variety of services reaching far beyond books? Would you like to learn more about all the services that Surrey Libraries offers, both at the branch and on-line? Please join one of our library talks where a volunteer will give a short introduction to our many services. Sign up at the enquiry desk to reserve your place.

Art on display at Ashford Library

Ashford Library is proud to have on display for another year some paintings by local artist Julian Game. They are on display around the library and certainly brighten it up. Some new works have been added - please pop in to have a look.

Ashford Councillor surgeries

Meet the councillors at the library.

  • Every third Saturday of the month, from 11am to 1pm.

Local conversations at Stanwell Library

  • Every Monday, 2pm to 5pm at Stanwell Library.

Come along and meet Arturs Bilmanis, Community Development Assistant.

The Local Conversation in Stanwell is a new initiative which aims to bring the community together and take action on local issues.

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with our Digital Buddy who can offer free, one to one, support.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at this and other libraries please check our Digital Buddy page.