What's on for children in our libraries

We run lots of regular events at our libraries for children 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.

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
Shepherds Bush Library  Fortnightly on Saturday, 10.30am- 11.30am Contact the library for more information
Hammersmith Library One Tuesday a month, 3.45pm-4.45pm  
Askew Road Library   One Saturday a month, 10.45am-12 noon  
  2nd & 4th Friday of the month, 2pm-3.30pm: 29 April, 13 & 27 May, 10 & 24 June, 8 July This group is for home educated children

Children's arts and crafts clubs

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library  Thursday, 3.45pm-4.45pm  
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

Fulham Library First Monday of every month, 4pm-5pm

Term time only

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

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
Shepherds Bush Library  Thursday 3.45pm-4.45pm    

French clubs for kids

Library Day & time Notes
Hammersmith Library Saturday,11am-12 noon For 5-11 year olds
Shepherds Bush Library Friday, 6pm-7pm

Term time only

Suitable for children 5+, under 8s need to be accompanied by an adult

 

2nd Sunday of every month,
11.15am-12 noon

Forthcoming dates: 9 April, 14 May, 11 June

French for the under 5s  

Homework clubs

Library Day & time Notes
Shepherds Bush Library 

Maths homework club
Monday, 4pm- 6pm    

English homework club
Wednesday, 4pm- 6pm

Term time only
Hammersmith Library  Monday & Thursday, 4.30pm–5.30pm and Sunday 12 noon–2pm Term time only
Fulham Library Tuesday 3.45pm-5.45pm Term time only

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

 

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 Under fives 
Tuesday, Thursday, 10.45am-11.15am
Term time only except during the summer holidays
  Baby Bounce 
Monday, 10.45am -11.15am 
Under 1 year only
Hammersmith Library Under fives/Rhyme time 
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10.30am-11.15am
 
 

Spanish under fives  
Wednesday, 10.30am-11am

 

 
Shepherds Bush Library  Under fives 
Tuesday, 10.30am-11.15am. 
 
 

Rhyme Time  
Monday, 2.15pm-3pm 
Wednesday, 10.30am-11.15am 

Saturday, 11am-11.45am

 
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