Events and activities at Horley Library

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Special events

Christmas events 2023

Fantasy craft

  • Saturday 9 December, from 2.30 to 3.30pm

This craft session dovetails our Living Network Exhibition, which in partnership with the British Library is entitled 'Fantasy: Realms of Imagination'. What will your imagination inspire you to create?

Suitable for ages 3+

No need to book, just turn up

Cost: £1 per child

Card making

  • Saturday 9 December, from 10am to 12 noon

All items supplied to create wonderfully personal Christmas cards for friends and family.

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

No need to book, just turn up

Cost: £1.75 per pack (cash only) with premium quality card and envelope

Christmas craft

  • Saturday 16 December, from 10.30am to 11.30am

Come along and get Christmas crafting!

Suitable for ages 3+

No need to book, just turn up

Cost: £1 per child

Pebble rhymetime and storytime

Pebble rhymetime

  • Every Thursday, two sessions from
    • 10am until 10.30am
    • 11am until 11.30am

Spaces are limited. Tickets are available from the library desk on the day, one ticket per family group. Tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Please come early to avoid disappointment.

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries.

All inclusive rhymetime

A fun rhymetime for SEND families with a focus on autism.

Selected Saturdays, 2 sessions, each session based on an age group:

  • 10.30 to 10.50am, for ages 0 to 4 years
  • 11.10 to 11.30am, for ages 5 to 9 years

Upcoming dates:

  • 13 January

Dates for 2024:

  • 10 February
  • 9 March
  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 29 June
  • 27 July
  • 24 August
  • 21 September
  • 19 October
  • 16 November
  • 7 December

Free event. Maximum of 6 children plus their parent/carer

A designated room with low lighting, sensory toys and a separate "quiet" room next door.

Booking necessary. Bookings are for one child and one accompanying adult. If you wish to bring a sibling, please book 2 places. The sibling must also be accompanied by an adult.

Book by emailing or call 03456 009 009 (click option 6 and ask for Horley Library) or ask at the Help Desk in the Library.

Please note: you can only book one session at a time, in date order. Now taking bookings for Saturday 13 January.


Active storytime

  • Every Friday, term times only, from 10.30am until 11am.

Event free. Suitable for ages 2 and a half years up to 5 years old.

No need to book, please just drop in.

After a warm-up, we read a story, and do a couple of simple and fun activities (such as a game, a teddy bear hunt around the library, or a simple craft) on a different theme each week.

Reading groups

Horley library reading group

  • Every second Wednesday of the month at 2.15pm.

If you are interested in joining the group, please ask at the library or by emailing

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

LGBTQ+ Reading Friends

Surrey Libraries, in partnership with The Reading Agency, will be hosting a monthly Reading Friends group at Horley Library for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come together around a shared love of reading.

Run by LGBTQ+ members of staff, the groups will have discussions and recommendations on a different subject each month. They will always be confidential, supportive, and positive spaces.

Starting from October 2023, the Horley Library LGBTQ Reading Friends group will meet:

  • on the first Saturday of the month, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

You can express an interest in joining this group by completing our online application form or by speaking to a member of staff in Horley Library.

Other events

Scrabble club

  • Tuesdays, from 10.30am until 12 noon

Free, no booking required, just turn up. Free tea and coffee provided. This event is part of the Horley Library Warm Welcome Offer.

English conversation group

For adults with English as a second language.

  • Every Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

Would you like to practice your spoken English with a relaxed and friendly group? Then come along and join us. The group will be led by friendly and supportive facilitators.

Free. No need to book.

Digital Buddy

Need some IT help? Come along and see our friendly and approachable Digital Buddy.

  • Every other Saturday from 10am until 12noon

Book an appointment at the library desk.