Events and activities at Ashtead Library

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Special events

Summer Reading Challenge events

  • Nature Makers: Saturday 27 July at 10.30. Booking required. Cost: £3 per child.
  • Origami: Tuesday 30 July at 11am . Booking required. Cost: 50p per child.
  • Cartoon Drawing with Emily, local illustrator and artist: Saturday 3 August at 11am. Booking required. Cost: £3 per child.
  • Junk Modelling: Booking required. Cost: £1 per child. On the following dates:
    • Tuesday 6 August at 10.30am and
    • Monday 19 August at 10.30am.
  • Children's Author Event. Reading with author Kate Hopkins: Thursday 8 August at 2.30pm. Booking required. Event free.
  • Drop-in draw, colour and create: Monday 12 August, from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Event free.
  • Children's Author Event. Reading with author Tina Talbot: Thursday 15 August at 2.30pm. Booking required. Event free.
  • Outside Messy Art: Saturday 24 August from 10.30am (weather dependant). Event free.
  • Badge Making. Cost: 50p per badge. On the following dates:
    • Tuesday 27 August at 2pm and
    • Saturday 31 August at 11am.

For all these events, please book at the desk or email ashtead.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

Every Friday at 11am, including school holidays.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetime in Surrey libraries.

Family rhymetime

Saturdays at 11am:

  • 10 August
  • 7 September

Storytime

Mondays at 10am, term time only. Next session: 15 July

A relaxed session aimed at ages 2 to 5 years: stories and fun!

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Book group

Every 6 weeks on a Monday at 12 noon.

Please ask at the library for more details.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Children's history club

Monthly on Saturdays from 2.30pm until 3.30pm:

  • 27 July
  • 31 August

A monthly Saturday club looking at historical events in a fun and interactive way.

Please ask at the library for more details.

Knit and natter group

The group will meet fortnightly on a Thursday at 11.30am.

Upcoming dates: 25 July

All welcome. Please bring your own knitting project, needles and wool.

Chess club

Beginners

Saturday once a month from 2pm until 3pm.

Ask in the library for further information

Suitable for beginners. All ages welcome, from 5 years old and upwards. £1 per child, spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please book at the library desk.

Improvers

Saturday once a month from 2pm until 3pm.

Ask in the library for further information

Suitable for improvers. All ages welcome, from 5 years old and upwards. £1 per child, spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please book at the library desk.

Ashtead Independents councillors' surgery

First Saturday of every month from 2pm until 4pm.

Meet your local councillors at Ashtead library. An opportunity to raise and discuss any issues that concern you, and where we may be able to help, in privacy, with your elected representatives:

Lego club

Every month, on Saturdays from 10.30am.

Ask in the library for further information.

Please note: booking is necessary for Lego club, please book in advance at the library desk.

Cost: £1 per child.

Digital Buddy

Every Friday from 2pm until 4pm.

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

Make an appointment to see our Digital Buddy

Booking necessary: please book a one hour slot at the library.

Please see our Digital Buddy page for more information and to find out which libraries currently offer a Digital Buddy service.


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