We run many activities in our libraries, for all ages, which are free to join, and can help people learn something new, meet like-minded people, or join an on-going group.
Our social groups include Knit and natter, board games, scrabble clubs, coffee mornings, and Tea and Tablets groups.
Libraries across the County host high quality arts events for all ages including performances of dance, music, comedy and theatre. Find the “The Library Presents” brochure on our website.
We have 274 reading groups meeting in or outside of libraries which are open to all.
For adults there is Engage in the Afternoon (an interesting speaker, followed by tea and chat) and ‘Read a Little Aloud’ sessions (adult story-times – enjoy listening to, and discussing, extracts of prose and poetry).
For young people many of our libraries have homework help and book groups to join.
For under 5’s many of our libraries have regular rhyme-time and story-times that are free to attend and are very popular with new parents, other family members and carers. The under 5’s love the stories and rhymes, whilst the adults enjoy interacting with their children and having other, cross-generational, people to talk to.
For those who cannot get out to a library due to physical or mental ill-health we offer a home library service, with a visitor coming to your home once a month bringing books, audio books, magazines, a friendly face and a chat.