Events and activities at Horley Library

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Special events

Super Access: Introduction at Horley Library

Book your slot for an introduction to Super Access.

Any full Surrey Libraries member can upgrade to Super Access membership allowing you to enter the library using your library membership card outside normal opening hours and use library services independently when staff are not present.

Before Super Access is enabled on a borrower's account, we are asking everyone to have a branch introduction with us so library staff can show you how the system works and how to use the library in Super Access mode. We have multiple dates and times to choose from and will continue to add more, so book your library introduction today to access this great service at Horley Library.

Book a slot for an Introduction to Super Access at Horley Library

May half term activities

Our theme this May is 'Here comes the sun', inspired by the element of Fire!

During our regular opening hours you can:

  • Complete our fire and sun themed treasure hunt
  • Do some fire and sun themed colouring
  • Collect a fire bookmark

Themed craft

  • Wednesday 29 May from 10.30am until 11.30am.
  • Friday 31 May from 10.30am until 11.30am.

Suitable for ages 3 years old and over. No need to book, just turn up. £1 per child.

Lego Club

Thursday 30 May from 2.30pm until 3.30pm

Come along, get stuck into all the Lego and use your imagination to build amazing things! Places are limited, come early to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for ages 6 years old and over. No booking needed, tickets available at the Help Desk on the day from 2pm. £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:

  • 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. Parents attending sessions as a lone adult are welcome to bring along a maximum of two children. We understand that some children may need a higher level of support to ensure their safety and participation, and in these circumstances, it might be helpful for a lone parent to bring along one child only initially.

Book by emailing horleylibraryevents@surreycc.gov.uk 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 1 June.

Storytime

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 Wednesday reading group

Every second Wednesday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm

This group is now full and is currently not accepting new people.

Horley library Tuesday reading group

Every third Tuesday of the month, from 2pm to 3pm.

If you are interested in joining the group, please ask at the library or by emailing horley.library@surreycc.gov.uk

Find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

LGBTQ+ Reading Friends

First Saturday of the month, from 2.30pm to 4pm.

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.

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

Every Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am

For adults with English as a second language.

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

Every other Saturday from 10am until 12noon.

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

Book an appointment at the library desk.

Please see our Digital Buddy page for more information and to find out which libraries currently offer a Digital Buddy service.

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