In partnership with Bromley Council, we're pleased to be hosting a number of fun and exciting activities to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

Activities run from April - June 2022 and there is something for everyone:

#EveryoneARoyal 

In partnership with Bromley Council, Bromley libraries are inviting children across the borough to design a portrait of themselves as a Royal in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as part of the event: #EveryoneARoyal.

What’s more, we’re asking all budding artists to submit a copy of their design to their local Bromley library by 6th June as all #EveryoneARoyal entries will be displayed in The Glades Shopping Centre for the whole community to enjoy in June and July!

All schools in the borough will be sent a template for children to complete, however, if your child is home schooled, you can also pop into your local Better library to pick up a frame template! 

Traditional Puppet Shows

We're so excited to bring you a number of traditional puppet shows for the whole family to enjoy on selected dates. 

The puppet show, which tells a story of when The Queen was a child, will be followed by a craft event which everyone can be involved in. 

Puppet Show Dates: 

  • St Paul’s Cray Library - Monday 30th May - 11am
  • Chislehurst Library - Monday 30th May - 3pm
  • Biggin Hill Library - Tuesday 31st May - 11.30am
  • Central Library - Wednesday 1st June - 11am
  • Mottingham Library - Wednesday 1st June - 3.30pm

To find out what other exciting events will be taking place, please continue scrolling below to find your local Bromley library's list of events!

Beckenham Library

Wednesday 6th April, 3.30pm – Puppet show and craft, suitable for 4-8 years, book online or by phone

Wednesday 6th April, 3.30pm – Puppet show and craft, suitable for 4-8 years, book online or by phone

Saturday 14th May, 11am – Create a Crown, suitable for 4-7 years, book online or by phone

Saturday 21st May, 11am – The Queen’s Guard, suitable for 3-7 years, book online or by phone

Monday 23rd May, 3.30pm – Afternoon Tea for Beckenham  reading group members

Monday 30th May, 2.15pm – Beckenham Bake Off. £2 entry fee (proceeds to Cancer Research) Register interest, online or by phone from mid April.

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Biggin Hill Library

Monday 4th April, 10.30-12pm  - Royal themed Lego drop in

Wednesday 6th April, 10.30-11.30am - Cakes fit for a Queen (cake decorating), book online or by phone

Friday 8th April, 2-3.30pm - Swords and Shields craft session, book online or by phone

Thursday 14th April, 2-3.30pm  - Crowns and Swords craft session, book online or by phone

Monday 30th May, 10am -12.30pm  A Castle for a Green Royal – castle made from junk/recycling, book online or by phone

Wednesday 1st June, 10.30-11.30am  - Fancy Dress and Cakes fit for a King (cake decorating), book online or by phone      

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Bromley Central Library

Monday 4th April to Saturday 4th June -  The Queen’s Corgis The Queen’s corgis are hiding in the Children’s Library. Can you spot them? Collect a colouring sheet and guide from the enquiry desk to help you find the pesky pups! 

Friday 8th April, 11-11.45am - Cool Crafts: Pop Art Craft for 4 years+ Create a cool portrait of the Queen. All art will be displayed in the Children’s Library. Book online or by phone.

Monday 11th April, 10-10.45am - Easy Peasy Fun: Crazy Crowns Simple craft for 2- 3 years. Book online or by phone.

Tuesday 12th April, 11-11.45am - Cool crafts: Bunting Bonanza For 4 years+ Decorate or design your own bunting to decorate the Children’s Library celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. Book online or by phone.

Wednesday 13th April, 10.30-11.00am - Right Royal Tales Stories, songs and simple craft for 3 years+ Come dressed in red, white and blue and enjoy princely tales of dragons, castles and knights. Book online or by phone.

Thursday 26th May, 10-11am - Reminiscence Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy a coffee or tea and share your memories of past coronations, jubilees and other royal events. Book online or by phone.

Monday 30th May, 11-11.45am - Castles and Crowns. Lego Drop-in session for 4 years+ Jubilee fun creating castles and crowns. Book online or by phone.

Tuesday 31st May, 11-11.30am - Bounce and Rhyme:Songs and action rhymes for babies and toddlers. A fun musical melee of songs and royal rhymes. Book online or by phone.

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Burnt Ash Library

Monday 30th May, 10.30am - 12pm - Family Fun quiz and treasure hunt. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 4th  June, 11am - 12pm – Tea Party, stories  and craft.Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 4th  June, 2.30 - 3.30pm -  Make your own  royal palace with Lego. Book online or by phone. 

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Chislehurst Library

Tuesday 5th April, 2.15-3.15pm - Royal theme Colouring for Jubilee display Children of all age groups. Book online or by phone.

Thursday 7th April, 2.15-3.15pm - Red, white & blue origami (flowers) for Jubilee display. Children aged 4 +. Book online or by phone.

Friday 8th April, 10.30-11.30am - Crown dressing for Jubilee display. Children aged 3 +. Book online or by phone.

Saturday 9th April, 10.30-11.30am - Bunting making for Jubilee display. Children aged 3 +. Book online or by phone.

Tuesday 31st May, 10.30-11.30am and 2.15-3.15pm - Pointillism art (Royal theme) Children aged 4+. Book online or by phone.

Saturday 4th June, 10.30-11.30am - Jubilee keepsake box, children Age 4+. Book online or by phone.

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Hayes Library

Saturday 23rd April, 2.30-3.30pm - Jubilee Hayes Rocks. Create a jubilee rock and hide it in the village for someone to find. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 7th May, 2.30-3.30pm - Queen and Guardsman. Craft a model of Queen Elizabeth and a Queen’s Guard. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 14th May, 2.30-3.30pm - Jubilee Crown. Make your own Jubilee Crown complete with jewels. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 28th May, 2.30-3.30pm - Jubilee London Scene. Choose and complete a colouring to include on our London Jubilee Scene. Book online or by phone. 

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Mottingham Library

Friday 27th May, 10 - 11am - A Right Royal Toddler-Time. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 27th May, 2.30 - 3.30pm - A Right Royal Tea-Party & reminiscence afternoon. Book online or by phone. 

Monday 9th May, 5.30 – 6.30pm - “A Majestic Meander” – an illustrated Virtual Walk from St Martin in the fields to Buckingham Palace. Book online or by phone. 

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Orpington Library

Friday 8th April, 2-3pm - Jubilee Storytime and Craft Event. Book online or by phone.

Monday 11th April, 3-4pm - Jubilee Storytime and Craft Event. Book online or by phone.

Wednesday 13th April, 11am-12pm - Jubilee Storytime and Craft Event. Book online or by phone.

Thursday 14th April, 10am-4pm - Song writing and Music Production Workshop for 11-16 year olds (Business Lounge). Book online or by phone.

Wednesday 4th May, 9.30-10.30am and 11am-12pm - Portrait Making Workshops with two classes & illustrator Rikin Parekh. Book online or by phone.

Monday 23rd May, 2.30-4.30pm - Adult Jubilee Tea Party and Quiz  (Business Lounge). Book online or by phone.

Monday 30th May, 3-4pm - Jubilee Storytime and Craft Event. Book online or by phone.

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Penge Library

Thursday 7th April, 10.30 -11.30am -  “Standing Guard at Buckingham Palace” Children’s craft activity 4+. Make you own Grenadier Guard and a Windmill to wave. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 8th April. 2.30 – 3.30pm - Adult Coffee and Craft Jubilee Special.  Painting Pebbles and Pots with acrylic paints. Red, White and Blue of course! Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 16th April, 2.15 – 3.15pm - Crafty Saturday Jubilee Special. Make some Jubilee loop flowers and fans to decorate the library and take home too! Book online or by phone. 

Tuesday 31st May, 10.30 -11.30am - Jubilee Toddler Time with “The Queen’s Handbag” Story, Rhymes and Craft. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 4th June, 9.30am - 5pm - Scavenger hunt for children.  Can you find the pictures of the 8 reigning Queens of England and Great Britain, who are they!  Small Prize while stocks last.

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Petts Wood Library

Thursday 7th April, 3.30-4.30pm - Jubilee puppet show. Book online or by phone. 

1st - 31st May - Decorate a flag with messages and/or pictures of their hopes and aspirations for the planet over the next 70 years, for children and adults to be used to decorate the library.

Friday 6th May, 9.30-10.30am and 11am -12.00pm - Platinum Jubilee Portrait Workshops with Illustrators and Schools in Bromley Libraries. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 6th May, 4-4.45pm - Jubilee themed Books Aloud Stories and themed craft for 4-7 year olds. Book online or by phone. 

Thursday 12th May, 9.45-10.15am - Jubilee themed Stay and play. Toys, story and simple themed craft/colouring sheet for 18 months-3 years. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 13th May, 4-4.45 pm - Jubilee themed Books Aloud Stories and themed craft for 4-7 year olds. Book online or by phone. 

Tuesday 17th May, 2-3pm - Plant swap - Exchange of seedlings and plants. Book online or by phone. 

Thursday 19th May, 9.45-10.15am - Jubilee themed Stay and play. Toys, story and simple themed craft/colouring sheet for 18 months-3 years. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 20th May, 4-4.45 pm - Jubilee themed Books Aloud. Stories and themed craft for 4-7 year olds. Book online or by phone. 

Thursday 26th May, 9.45-10.15am - Jubilee themed Stay and play. Toys, story and simple themed craft/colouring sheet for 18 months-3 years. Book online or by phone. 

Thursday 26th May, 2-3.30pm - Jubilee tea party - Drop in-Afternoon tea in the library. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 27th May, 2.15-3.15pm - Jubilee teatime talk - Kings and Queens Quiz and 70 years of Queen Elizabeth in pictures. Book online or by phone. 

Friday 27th May, 4-4.45pm - Jubilee themed Books Aloud Stories and themed craft for 4-7 year olds. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 28th May, 2.15-3pm - Jubilee themed Lego club. Book online or by phone. 

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Shortlands Library

Monday 4th April, 3.30pm -  Platinum Jubilee puppet show and craft

Friday 29th April, 11am -12pm-  Illustrator event with school class

Monday 2nd May to Sat 4th June - Fairy Tale Castle Hunt, drop in session 

Monday 30th May, 2.15pm -   Jubilee Garden Party with games and refreshments. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 4th June, 11am-12pm -  Painting in the Garden: Kings, Queens and Castles. Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 4th June, 2.15-3.15pm - Jubilee Craft Club making crowns and queens. Book online or via phone. 

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Southborough Library

Friday 27th May, 10.30am -12pm - Coffee Morning drop in Jubilee themed, with quiz. 

May Half Term - All week drop in Jubilee Craft/ Bunting/Crown making

May Half Term - All Week Drop in craft/ Make a Crown

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St Paul's Cray Library

Tuesday 31st May, 4 – 5pm - Jubilee Books Aloud. Book online or via phone. 

Saturday 4th June, 11 – 12pm - Jubilee Lego. Book online or via phone. 

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West Wickham Library

 

Friday 8th April, 2-4pm - Drop-in Jubilee Bunting decorating, colouring and quizzes (age 3+). Book online or by phone. 

Monday 11th April, 2-4pm - Drop-in Jubilee Bunting decorating, colouring and quizzes (age 3+). Book online or by phone. 

Saturday 7th May, 2.15-3.15pm - Platinum Jubilee-themed Art Club (age 4+). Book online or by phone. 

Tuesday 17th May 2.15-3.15pm - West Wickham Floral Art Group- Floristry demonstration - Come along and learn how to create  Jubilee floral displays and arrangements. Book online or by phone. 

Tuesday 24th May, 11-11.30am - Kings and Queens Stories and Craft  (18 months-3 years). Book online or by phone. 

Friday 27th May, 9.45-10.15am - Red, White and Blue, Jubilee Toddler Tunes. Book online or by phone. 

Monday 30th May, 11-11.45am - Castles and Palaces Jubilee Lego Club (4+). Book online or by phone. 

Tuesday 31st May, 10-11.30am - Platinum Jubilee Morning Tea Party Crown-making and Queen’s Treasure Hunt for children, The Great Royal Quiz for adults, tea and cake for all! Book online or by phone. 

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Bromley Historic Collections

2nd May - 11th June.

An exhibition on Floor 1: From the Diamond Jubilee of 1897 to the Platinum Jubilee of 2022, we tell the story of Jubilee and Coronation celebrations through the years. Based on the unique Bromley Library collection of news cuttings and ephemera collected here since the 1890s.

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