Date posted 02 Apr 2022

Half term activities for children in Wandsworth Libraries. If you would like to attend an event please contact the library in advance to see if booking is required. 

Please note, Wandsworth Libraries are closed for the Jubilee Bank Holidays on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.

Saturday 28

All day Wandsworth Town Library
Elmer Day Craft
Celebrate Elmer Day with crafts inspired by everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant. Ages 3+. Free, drop in. Available throughout the day while supplies last.
11am Balham Children’s Library
Gardening Week Story Time
Take part in our special Children’s Gardening week story time and craft session from 11am on Saturday morning. Learn about gardens and the natural world, listen to some stories, and have fun
11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session
11am Tooting Children’s Library
Roman Themed Story and Craft Session
Meet Author Kate Cunningham as she reads her new book Vlad and the Roman Triumph. Learn about ancient Rome through the eyes of Vlad the flea and Felix the cat, then make your own mosaic work of art. For children aged 5-10.
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday. This week, it's Elmer Day. Come in and draw your own Elmer the Elephant or make him out of a milkbottle.
11am Southfields Children’s Library
Elmer Day
Come along for craft and colouring activities about Elmer the patchwork elephant.
2.30-3.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Children’s Reading Group
A reading group for children ages 8-12. Come have a chat about some great children’s books. Free, but drop in, call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information or to reserve your copy of this month’s book. Meets on the last Saturday of each month.
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends

Drop in for a weekend story time and craft inspired by the animal awareness days. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.

Monday 30

9.30-10am Putney Library
Jubilee Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme.
11-11.30 Battersea Library
Jubilee Baby Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme.
2-2.30pm Putney Library
Jubilee Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme.
3pm Balham Children’s Library
A Royal Tea Party
Prepare for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Balham Library on Monday 30th May with a extra special tea party and story time. Join us for an afternoon tea, listen to stories, make your own crown and dress up to celebrate the reign of Elizabeth II.
4-4.30pm Battersea Library
Jubilee Story Time
Royal stories celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 75th Jubilee.
5-6pm Balham Children’s Library
Teen Book Club
Calling all teenagers—your library needs you!  Come along on the last Monday of every month and have your say in what the library  provides for your age group, what events we run, and even the books we choose.  You bring the ideas - we bring the snacks! Ages 13+, all welcome.

Tuesday 31

11-11.30 Battersea Library
Jubilee Baby Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme.
12-4pm Tooting Library
Family drop in session: Archaeology on your Doorstep
Organised by the Wandsworth Historical Society. Discover the history of where you live with archaeologist, Pamela Greenwood, who will help you identify archaeological objects such as Roman pottery. Bring anything interesting you have found in the ground!
4-5pm Battersea Library
Children’s Craft: Crown Making
Have a go at making your own royal crown.
5-5.45pm Wandsworth Town Library
Children’s German Conversation Group
Meet other local German speakers and learners for a social conversation hour to practice the German language. For children ages 6+. Every second Tuesday. Please call 020 8877 1742 or email wandsworthtown.library@gll.org for more information.

Wednesday 1st June

10.30-11.30am Putney Library
Jubilee Crown Craft
Make a royal crown to take home
11am Balham Library
Heritage Festival Children’s workshop: Wandsworth at War
Organised by Wandsworth Libraries & Heritage Service. Wandsworth was heavily bombed throughout World War II, but ordinary people continued to live and work here. Find out more about their experiences through artefacts and photographs.

Saturday 4

10.30am-1pm Balham Library
Lego Club
Drop in for Lego Club, and get creative with other children, every Saturday.
10.30-11am Putney Library
Jubilee Rhyme Time
Songs and rhymes for children and toddlers, with a Jubilee theme
11-1:30pm Battersea Park Children’s Library
Saturday Crafts
Come and join our weekly craft session
11am-1pm Roehampton Children’s Library
Arty Kid’s Crafts
Enjoy colouring, crafts and games every Saturday.
11am-2pm Northcote Children's Library
Crown and Badge Making
Drop in to make a Jubilee crown or badge to take home.
2 - 4pm Balham Children’s Library
Jubilee Craft Club
Travel back in time to the 1950s and make your own Jubilee-themed pin wheel at today’s drop-in craft club.
2pm Tooting Library
Jubilee Crown Craft
Make a royal crown to take home. Free drop in activity for children. 
3.30-4.30pm Wandsworth Town Library
Wild Weekends
Drop in for a weekend story time and craft inspired by the animal awareness days. For ages 3+. Free, drop in.