Get set for a fun summer of reading - events, activities and more
Now is a great time to visit your free local library with your son or daughter. Reading opens up whole new worlds and if your child is young it gives you a good excuse to spend some special time with them (make it part of their bedtime routine and it'll help sleep readiness too).
There's no cost and joining your local library comes with free access to computers and WIFI plus printing facilities. All Surrey libraries are open and along with events (like Lego clubs and storytime for younger kids which we hope to restart soon), you can borrow eBooks, eComics and eAudiobooks alongside printed items.
When you register, we'll confirm membership details by email so your child can start borrowing straight away. If your child is already a member but has lost their card just pop in for a free replacement, telling them that you're with the Club4 programme.
Wild World Heroes - Summer Reading Challenge 2021
Launching on 10 July, this year's Challenge from the Reading Agency helps 4-11 year olds build their reading skills and confidence.
This year's theme is Wild World Heroes and has been developed in partnership with WWF UK, the world's leading independent conservation organisation. Wild World Heroes will inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet.
The aim is to read up to six books, and children can read whatever they like from Surrey Libraries' huge range, including eBooks and eAudiobooks! Collect special stickers and rewards along the way. It's open to existing and new library members free of charge.
Keep your eyes peeled for some great events coming to a library near you!
Mini Summer Reading Challenge for pre-schoolers
The pre-school mini Challenge is suitable for children aged 3 and under. It is a great way to encourage younger children to borrow and read books, especially if older brothers or sisters are taking part in the main Challenge.
Like the main Challenge, it is free of charge and open to existing and new library members, online and in libraries.
Other summer events
The Anarchist's Mobile Library
Are you ready for an adventure? Explore literature, solve problems, meet characters, and have lots of fun with the Anarchist Mobile Library, a retro pop-up caravan. Coming soon to a library near you!
Regular events in your library
Our regular events include, Rhymetime and Storytimes. Many of our libraries will be running local events throughout the summer, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.
Make sure you catch up with all activities on our YouTube Channel. There's something for everyone: Pebble Rhymetimes, Creative Crafts, Lego Club, Super Science Experiments and more.
The Libraries From Home webpage has fun and educational activities for children and young people and helpful information and resources for adults.
More information available on the Surrey Libraries website.