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Events and activities at Farnham Library

More libraries to reopen offering a click and collect service

From 3 August, a further 12 libraries will reopen offering a click and collect door service allowing customers to return their items, collect Ready Reads and reserved books. However, the public will not be allowed into the buildings for the time being.

This service will be available from the following libraries: Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, Hersham, Knaphill Leatherhead, Reigate and Walton. Please check the opening times before you visit.

Surrey libraries computer access

Computer access is now available at the following libraries: Camberley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Horley, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Weybridge and Woking. Please read the guidelines for use on our Coronavirus information page

The library service is working hard to increase library opening hours but these will be built back up over time due to the additional capacity needed to manage the new required measures. Visit the Coronavirus information page to keep up to date with which libraries and services are open.

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.

Songs and nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers with Pebble the penguin..

  • Every Tuesday, from 11am to 11.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries.


Note: This event is not ticketed, but places are limited so please turn up in plenty of time.

  • Every Monday (term time only), from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

New Chatterbooks group

We are very happy to be hosting a new Chatterbooks group for children aged 8–11. The group will meet once a month on Tuesdays from 4.45pm to 5.30pm.

We are now looking for new members. Please ask at the library counter for more information.

Farnham Library Wednesday reading group

This is open to all book lovers who enjoy discussing books. Come along and join.

  • Second Wednesday of each month, from 2pm to 3pm.

Farnham Library Thursday reading group

This is open to all book lovers who enjoy discussing books. Come along and join.

  • Second Thursday of each month, from 10.30am to 11.30pm in the Headspace Area of Farnham Library.

Books Beyond Words

Our new reading group is meeting 10.30am-11.30am on the following Fridays:

  • Dates to follow. For more information, please ask in the library.

This group is for anyone who struggles with the written word and for people with special needs. Please, contact Farnham Library for details and times.

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

Science clubs

Would you like to join one of our science clubs?

Farnham Library Science Clubs are held on alternate Tuesdays (4.30pm–5.30pm) and Thursdays (4pm–5pm) during term time for children aged 6–11 years. Each session costs £3 or £10 for 4 sessions. Upcoming sessions:

  • Details to follow.

Farnham Library Science Club is currently taking part in the CREST awards. The CREST awards are a nationally recognised scheme and Farnham Library is offering the Star and Superstar awards for children aged 5–11. The CREST awards are managed by the British Science Association.

The Thursday Science Club is fully booked up until the Easter holiday's and we currently have a waiting list. We are now taking bookings for the new Tuesday Science Club. If anyone is interested in signing up for science club then they need to contact Farnham Library for a registration form.

Board game group

  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 2pm–4pm.

Fancy a game?

Come and have some fun playing games, meet new people and make new friends. All ages and abilities welcome. If you have a game at home that you would like to try out then feel free to bring it along with you.

If you have any unwanted board games at home then please donate them to the library for our new group.

English Talk Time

  • Every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm.

Previously called 'Natter Club' the new English Talk Time' will now be run once a week, every Wednesday. It is free and everyone is welcome to join! Just pop in, there is no need to book or to be a member of the library (although we would love you to join). Chat to your heart's content, and swap your books for books in other languages, if you wish to. The club is suitable for ages 18 years and over.

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment on a Thursday or Friday morning 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.

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