Special events for children and young adults

Summer activties in your library

Are you ready to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, read six books over the holidays and solve a mystery? If you are, then visit your local library at the start of the summer holidays to register!

All you have to do to take part in Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 is read six library books over the holidays, collecting stickers, rewards and clues along the way. If you read six library books, you’ll receive a certificate and might solve the mystery too. The Summer Reading Challenge is free and children all ages can take part.

We have a fun programme of free events across our libraries this summer. Children of all ages are welcome in our libraries; however for their safety children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Askew Road Library

Events for all ages
  Day & time Notes
Summer Reading Challenge related craft sessions Friday 4, 11, 18 and 25 August, 2pm - 4pm Under fives need to supervised by an adult at all times
Summer fun activities: colouring, mazes, wordsearches. Also you can play with Lego and board games Every Tuesday in August,
10am - 5pm
Under fives need to supervised by an adult at all times

Fulham Library

Events for the under fives
  Day & time Notes
Sing along favourite rhymetime Monday 24, 31 July; Monday 7, 14, 21, August; Monday 4 September, 10.45am - 11.15am Suitable for children under the age of two
Story and action rhymetime Tuesday 25 July; Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August,
10.45am - 11.15am
Suitable for children under the age of two
Story and action rhymetime Thursday 27 July; Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August,
10.45am - 11.15am
Suitable for children under the age of two
Story and action rhymetime

Friday 21, 28 July; Friday 4, 11, 18, 25 August;
10.45am - 11.15am

Suitable for children under the age of two
Events for all ages
Twit twoo, how wise are you!
Owl craft session
Wednesday 26 July, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  
Fly with me!
Beautiful parrots and bird craft session
Thursday 3 August, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  
Splash!
Come and make a whale and other sea animals craft session
 
Tuesday 8 August, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  
The Elephant’s Child -
writer and entertainer, John Kirk performs The Elephant’s Child and other Just So Stories.
Wednesday 16 August, 10.15am - 10.45am Water will be used in this performance and its suitable for children aged 4 +
Foxy crafts!
All kinds of foxes to make and take home
 
Wednesday 16 August, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  
Roaring jungle crafts -
lions, tigers and many more!
 
Thursday 24 August, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  
Enormous Fulham Library Elephant!
Help us to decorate our enormous elephant and it needs a name too
Wednesday 30 August, 2.15pm - 3.30pm  

Hammersmith Library

Events for the under fives
  Day & time
Under fives rhyme time -songs, stories and fun
 
Tuesday 25 July; Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August,
10.30am - 11am
Spanish under fives -songs and stories in Spanish
 
Wednesday 26 July; Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August,
10.30am - 11am

Under fives rhyme time -songs, stories and fun

Thursday 27 July; Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August,
10.30am - 11am
Under fives rhyme time -songs, stories and fun
 
Friday 28 July; Friday 4, 11, 18, 25 August,
10.30am - 11am
Events for the over fives
  Day & time Notes
Animal Antics!
Fun craft session featuring the animal world
Thursday 27 July, 2.30pm - 4pm  
Creature Chaos!
Fun craft session featuring the animal world
Thursday 3 August, 2.30pm - 4pm  
Beastly Business!
Fun craft session featuring the animal world
 
Thursday 10 August, 2.30pm - 4pm  
Not-so-super powers creative writing workshop with author, Jennifer Killick Monday 14 August, 2.30pm - 4pm For children aged 7 to 12. To book, email david.harland@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 3820
The Elephant’s Child -
writer and entertainer, John Kirk performs The Elephant’s Child and other Just So Stories.
 
Wednesday 16 August, 3.30pm - 4pm Water will be used in this performance and its suitable for children aged 4 +
Wacky Wildlife!
Fun craft session featuring the animal world
 
Thursday 17 August, 2.30pm - 4pm  
Zoolab!
Come and meet the Zoolab team of animals and rangers for a performance of Animal Detectives. 
 
Thursday 24 August, 2pm - 3pm As this event involves live animals numbers will be limited; contact the Hammersmith Library to reserve a place
Rumble in the Jungle!
Create your own jungle world
 
Thursday 24 August, 3pm - 4.30pm  

Shepherds Bush Library

Events for the under fives
  Day & time Notes
Animal themed under fives sessions throughout the summer Monday, 2.15pm - 3pm Please note - the library will be closed on Monday 28 August 2017
  Tuesday, 10.30am -11.15am  
  Wednesday,10.30am -11.15am  
  Saturday, 11am - 11.45am  
Events for the over fives
  Day & time  
Roaring fun African animal craft session  Tuesday 25 July, 2.30pm - 3.30pm  
Proud as a peacock craft session Tuesday 1 August, 2.30pm - 3.30pm  
Animals of the ocean craft session   Thursday 3 August, 2.30pm - 3.30pm  
Zoolab!
Come and meet the Zoolab team of animals and rangers for a performance of Animal Detectives. 
Tuesday 8 August, 1.30pm - 2.30pm As this event involves live animals numbers will be limited; contact the Shepherds Bush Library to reserve a place
Countryside animal craft session Tuesday 8 August, 3pm - 4pm  
Dog & bear craft session       Tuesday 15 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm  
Monkey craft session        Thursday 17 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm  
Dinosaur & snake craft session Tuesday 22 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm  
Spyglass & binocular craft session  Tuesday 29 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm  
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