What's on for children and young adults in our libraries

We run lots of regular events at our libraries for children and young adults as well as offering to host school visits.

For special, one-off events, please take a look at our special events for children and young adults page.

Regular events

School visits to the library

Did you know that you can arrange to bring your class to the library?

We offer a range of fun, free sessions for schools. Ranging from an introductory visit to the library, to reading for pleasure by exploring favourite authors, to looking at online resources for homework help.

We can also tailor your class visit, so please contact your local library to discuss what is possible.

What we offer:

  • Enthusiastic staff
  • A chance to promote and encourage a love of reading
  • Access to online resources
  • An opportunity for children to borrow books
  • Support for language and literacy development
  • A chance to find out about activities and events going on at your local library

If you would like to book a visit, or for further information please contact your nearest  library.

What is Chatterbooks?

Love reading? Enjoy talking about books? Then Chatterbooks is for you.

Fun, free activities and discussions about books; Chatterbooks are reading groups for children. Our aim is to inspire you to read and develop confidence in expressing your opinions as well as talk about books.

Chatterbooks are open to library members aged 5 to 12 years old. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Chatterbooks

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library First Tuesday of the month, 3.45pm - 4.45pm Contact the library for more information
Askew Road Library   Second & fourth Friday of the month, 2pm - 3.30pm This group is for home educated children
  One Saturday a month, 10.45am - 12 noon Contact the library for more information
Shepherds Bush Library One Saturday a month, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

For children aged 6 and over. Contact the library for more information.

Children's arts and crafts clubs

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Tuesday, 3.45pm - 4.45pm Term time only
Askew Road Library Wednesday 3.30pm - 4.45pm

Suitable for Children aged 5+

Children under the age of 8 must be supervised at all times

There is a charge of 50p per child per session to cover the cost of materials

Hammersmith Library

Wednesday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Thursday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

 
Shepherds Bush Library Sunday, 1pm - 3pm

New art club for children aged 8 - 12 years. £2 suggested donation per child to cover the cost of materials.

Children and families' games club

Library Day & time Notes
Askew Road Library Saturday, 10.30am -12 noon
Thursday, 4pm - 5.30 pm

Children aged 5+ Children under the age of 8 must be supervised at all times

Code club

Library Day & time Notes
Fulham Library  Wednesday, 4pm - 5pm  
Shepherds Bush Library  Thursday, 3.45pm - 4.45pm  
Hammersmith Library Thursday, 5pm - 6pm  

French club for kids

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Thursday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Term time only

Suitable for children aged 5 and over; under 8s need to be accompanied by an adult

Homework clubs

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library 

Maths homework club
Monday, 4pm - 6pm

English homework club
Wednesday, 4pm - 6pm

English and maths homework help for children aged 7- 11 Saturday, 10am - 11am

Term time only

Hammersmith Library  Monday & Thursday, 4.30pm – 5.30pm and Sunday 3pm - 4pm Term time only
Fulham Library Tuesday 3.45pm - 5.45pm Term time only

IXL club

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Tuesday, 5pm - 6pm

Using the IXL online learning experience, students from Phoenix Academy will help children practise their maths and English.

Term time only

Italian story, play and rhyme time

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Thursday, 11am - 12 noon Playgroup with stories and rhymes in Italian. £5 donation per session. No need to book, just come along.

Lego club

Library Day & time Notes
Askew Road Library

Thursday, 4pm - 5.30pm

Saturday, 3pm - 4pm

Term time only

For children aged 5+

Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Shepherds Bush Library Saturday, 3.30pm - 4.30pm For children aged 6 - 11

Origami club

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library Friday, 4pm - 5pm

For children 7 and over. £3 per child

Reading support

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library

Friday, 3.45pm - 4.30pm

 

Join us for a reading club with a difference; we offer some extra help and encouragement

For children aged 5 to 10

 

Shepherds Bush Library Wednesday, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Come along to Selina's Reading Corner - reading support for children aged 5 to 8 years old. Term time only.

Shepherds Bush Library Saturday, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Come along to Izzy's Reading Corner - 1 to 1 reading support for primary school aged children

Term time only

 Under fives sessions

Please arrive before the advertised time and be aware that some sessions can become busy and full very quickly. To ensure the safety of the children/parents and other library users at times staff will need to limit the number of participants.

Under fives story and rhyme time sessions

Library Day & time Notes
Askew Road Library  Under fives  
Tuesday, 10.45am - 11.30am
Term time only
  Under fives 
Thursday, 10.45am - 11.30am
Term time only
  Baby Bounce 
Friday, 11am - 11.30am
Term time only
Fulham Library Baby Bounce 
Monday, 10.45am - 11.15am 
For the under 1s
  Under fives 
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.45am - 11.15am
Term time only except during the summer holidays
Hammersmith Library Rhyme time 
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10.30am - 11.15am
For the under 5s
 

Spanish under fives  
Wednesday, 10.30am - 11am

 
Shepherds Bush Library 

Rhyme time  
Monday, 2.15pm  - 2.45pm 

Saturday, 11am -  11.30am

Under fives
Tuesday, 10.30am - 11.15am 

Wednesday, 10.30am - 11.15am

Term time only except during the summer holidays

 

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