Events and activities at Dorking 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: There is a limit of 30 adults and rhymetime will start once that number has been reached.

Come along and join us for music and rhymes with Pebble the penguin.

  • Every Wednesday, from 11am to 11.30am.
  • Every Thursday, from 2pm to 2.30pm.
  • Every Friday, from 11am to 11.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about Pebble rhymetime in Surrey libraries.

Family rhymetime

  • The first Saturday of every month, from 10.30am to 11am.

Stories and rhymes for babies and toddlers. All family members welcome.

Tots and toddlers storytime

Come along for the tots and toddlers storytime every Wednesday from 11.30am to 12 noon. Suitable for the under fives.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

Dorking Library reading group

A fun and informal group that is looking for new members. You can fill in the form to join online or talk to a member of staff for more information.

  • Every six weeks on Fridays, from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Reading groups for younger people

We have four reading groups for various ages. All groups offer safe, friendly environments in which to chat about books and the joy of reading. All of them currently have spaces available, ask in the library for more information or to join.

Meetings occur approximately every 4 to 6 weeks on the following days:

Chatterbooks - for ages 8 to 11

  • Mondays, 4pm until 5pm.

Tweens - for ages 11 to 12

  • Thursdays, 4pm until 5pm.

Teens - for ages 13 to 14

  • Wednesdays, 4pm until 5pm.

Young adult - for ages 15+

  • Mondays, 4pm until 5pm.

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

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Other events

Chess Club

Dorking Chess Club and Dorking Library would like to invite you to join a weekly chess club.

  • Every Tuesday, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

All ages and skill levels welcome. Ask a member of staff for more details.

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.