Events and activities at Egham Library


Special events

Libraries week

Chat and Craft Reading Friends Group

Suitable for adults. The friends group will be reading poems about libraries and making paper flowers from book pages.

  • Tuesday 4 October from 10am until 12noon

The activity is free and no booking is required.

Book and library themed storytime

Suitable for children under 5yrs. Book and library themed storytime with colouring and bookmark craft.

  • Wednesday 5 October from 10.30am until 11.15am

The activity is free and no booking is required.

Book and library themed rhymetime

Suitable for children under 5yrs. Book and library themed rhymetime with colouring and bookmark craft.

  • Thursday 6 October from 10.30am until 11.15am
  • Saturday 8 October from 11am until 12.45am

The activity is free and no booking is required.

Mandarin Storytime and craft activity

Suitable for preschool and primary school aged children. Experience Chinese language and culture brought to life through storytelling and fun activities. The session will be held in English and Mandarin.

  • Tuesday 25 October 10.30am - 11.30am

The activity is free and no booking is required. Everyone welcome

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Thursday from 10.30am until 11am.
  • Every Saturday from 11am until 11.45am.

No booking required.

Storytime

  • Every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11am.

No booking required. Suitable for children 5 years and under.

Reading groups

Adult groups

Egham Library Reading group

  • Meet Tuesdays from 2.30pm until 3.30pm. Session dates for 2022:
    • 11 October
    • 8 November
    • 13 December

Read and Review Book group

  • Next session: Please contact the branch for details.

Spaces available. Please speak to a member of staff in the library if you would like to join this group.

Junior Chatterbooks group

  • Meets monthly on Tuesdays from 4pm until 4.45pm. On the following dates:
    • Tuesday 11 October
    • Tuesday 8 November
    • Tuesday 6 December

The junior group has spaces available for children aged from 8 to 11 years. New members are welcome, please speak to a member of staff in the library.

Teen Chatterbooks group

For ages 11 to 15 years (school years 7,8, 9 and 10)

  • Meets monthly, on Tuesday from 4pm until 4.45pm. On the following dates:
    • Tuesday 6 September
    • Tuesday 4 October
    • Tuesday 1 November
    • Tuesday 29 November

New members are welcome, please speak to member of staff in the library if you are interested in joining this group.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Code explorers club

The amazing and hidden world of microcontrollers.

In this club we will be learning about electronics and coding, building projects using the Arduino microcontroller which has been developed with learning in mind.

  • Every Thursday from 4pm until 5pm. Suitable for children 9 years to 13 years. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Egham Library will be maintaining a waiting list system. This activity is Free.

Find out more about Arduino.

Chat and craft reading friends group

  • Every Tuesday 10am until 12 noon

Come and join our friendly group to work on your current craft project while chatting, reading and sharing stories.
We use reading to start everyone talking! Helping people to meet new friends and have fun with the aim of combatting loneliness and social isolation.

Everyone is welcome, please speak to a member of library staff for more information

Boards, cards and dice evenings

A social event for adults who enjoy playing board, card and dice games. Free to attend.

  • Held on the first Tuesday of the month from 7pm until 9pm. Upcoming dates:
    • Tuesday 6 September

Chess Club

  • Every Saturday from 10am until 11am

Suitable for ages 7 to 11 years of age who have an understanding of the rules of Chess and are able to play.

Parents are required to stay in the library during sessions. The event is free, however, spaces are limited and a waiting list system will be in place so booking is essential.

To make a booking or request more information please ask in the library or email egham.library@surreycc.gov.uk.

Digital Buddy

  • Every Thursday 10am to 12 noon.

The session is a Drop In, however slots can be booked in advance if needed. Please speak to member of library staff for more details.