Events and activities at Godalming Library


Special events

Chinese New Year crafts

  • Saturday 29 January from 2.30pm until 3.30pm.

Make Tiger Puppets. Celebrate the new year of the tiger by making a moving tiger puppet or choose to make a different animal of the Chinese calendar.

Tickets cost £1.50. Suitable for ages 5+. Spaces are limited so please book in advance at Godalming Library.

Heart book folding for Valentine's Day

  • Tuesday 8 February, two sessions:
    • from 2.15pm until 4.15pm and
    • from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

Not sure what that special someone wants or just want to learn a new craft? Why not take part in our adult book folding craft session. Choose from one of two different designs. A great way to upcycle an old book into something new and make a unique gift for a special someone or just keep it for yourself.

Tickets cost £5 per session and all materials are provided. Spaces are limited so please book in advance at Godalming Library.

BookTrust storytimes

Godalming Library would love to invite you to a BookTrust Storytime, story adventure for you and your family. Session dates and times:

  • Wednesday 9 February, from 11am until 11:30am.
  • Wednesday 16 February, from 11am until 11:30am.
  • Wednesday 23 February, from 11am until 11:30am.

All sessions are free. You don't need to be a member to join in, so just come along and have fun!

We will be celebrating six brilliant books that are great for sharing with young children, from a hilarious tale about whales on a bus to a rabbit that always says no

At each session you will be introduced to different stories and provided fun activities to enjoy at the library or to take home. Listen to stories read aloud, enjoy fun activities and get your own library activity book. There are stickers to gain and even characters that you can collect each time you return to the library.

Our main aim is to provide an interactive library experience to help more families discover the joy of reading and all families with children are welcome.

Spaces are limited for the storytime sessions. Spaces can be booked at the desk at Godalming Library or by emailing godalming.library@surreycc.gov.uk. There will also be some drop in spaces available on the day.

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Tuesday at 11am.
  • Every Saturday at 11am.

Spaces are limited for the rhymetime sessions. Spaces can be booked at the desk at Godalming Library or by emailing godalming.library@surreycc.gov.uk. There will also be some drop in spaces available on the day.

Please ensure that you arrive no later than 5 minutes before the start of the session to enable the session to start on time. Please be aware that you may only attend one session per week and that the children's library will closed while the rhymetime is ongoing due to the need to maintain social distancing.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey Libraries.

Storytime

Please see BookTrust stortytimes.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

Reading groups

Godalming library reading group

  • Meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 2pm until 3pm

Godalming Library Reading Group is currently looking for new members. If you are interested in more information, please ask in the library or email: godalming.library@surreycc.gov.uk or phone 03456 009 009 and ask to be put through to Godalming Library.

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

Other events

Knit and stitch craft group

  • Starting Monday 24 January 2022, then alternate Mondays. Subsequent dates:
    • 7 February 2022
    • 21 February 2022
    • 7 March 2022
    • 28 March 2022

Join us at Godalming Library on alternate Monday afternoons. Bring your own craft project to work on and meet new people. Open to everyone and all crafts are welcome!

Digital Buddy

Free, one to one, computer help sessions.

Appointments are available on:

  • Every Monday from 10am until 12 noon.
  • Every Friday from 2pm until 4pm.

For further details and to book an appointment, please ask a member of staff in the library.