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Activities for children

Get creative with activities for children of all ages. With messy mornings and baby rhyme time for little ones to Scrabble club and Bookwormz (reading group) for older children, help them develop vital skills through play at your local library.

Click below to find out what's going on in your local library. 

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Messy play for children in the sand

Activities for babies and toddlers

Baby Rhyme Time

Have fun and develop their listening skills during these fun sessions of songs and rhymes. Parents, carers and babies are welcome from 0 to pre-school age. 


It's never too early to get their imaginations going and develop listening skills. Find weekly storytime sessions for children aged two to five.

Messy mornings

Get creative with craft or colouring sessions for children aged from one to four and their parents/carers.

Over fives

Below you'll find a range of sessions for primary school children available at some library locations, depending on your area. Please check the Twitter or Facebook page to find out if sessions are running. 

Chess club

From beginners to budding Grand Masters, everyone is welcome to learn how to play this popular game at these sessions.

Scrabble club

Improve your child's English and Maths and help them make new friends while playing the world's most popular word-based board game.


Crazy about books? Share your favourite books, discover new authors and meet new book-loving friends at this group for children aged from 10 to 15.


If your child loves a good read and is between 6 and 10, Chatterbooks will give them the chance to read and learn in a friendly, welcoming environment

Study support club

A problem shared is a problem halved - especially when it comes to homework. This club supports your child with studying. 

Reading support

Find one-to-one volunteer support for your child that will help them become better, more confident readers. For ages six and above. 

Stay connected to your community

Find out what's on your children at your local library via their Facebook and Twitter pages. From sing-alongs for young children to Lego and coding clubs, discover and book your child's place at your local library via the social media pages below.

Carer and two children looking at a tablet

Libraries on Twitter

Enjoy games, puzzles, Q&A sessions and more from your local librarians on Twitter. Start following your local library Twitter page below to find out what's going on and book events, sessions and more. 


Online library programme available on our libraries Facebook pages. Select your library to learn more.

Libraries on Facebook

Your local library's Facebook pages are full of ideas and give a flavour of what to expect from our children's activities. Discover and book sessions for children at your local library via the library's Facebook page.