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My library card

We offer every child in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 a library card to encourage their love of reading. Check our My library card page for more details.

Lego clubs

Lego® Clubs are for primary school aged children. All children must bring a grown-up with them.

Creative fun – listen to stories and poems, then make a model to display at the library. It’s FREE to come along to Lego® Club.

Coding clubs

Free sessions run weekly for children over 8 years old – help your child learn about coding, develop their problem solving skills and build resilience.

We work with DigiLocal, an organisation which supports local communities to run free tech clubs for young people.

Your child must register for a place before attending. Complete the online form to start their registration.

Sessions take place at:

  • Bradley Stoke Library: Saturdays 10am to 11am and 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • Emersons Green Library: Thursdays 6pm to 7pm
  • Yate Library: Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm

Coding for 5-14 year olds

Free sessions run monthly – have fun learning to program with Scratch and our Code-a-pillar.

Sessions take place at:

  • Patchway Library: first Friday of every month 3.30pm to 5pm

Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Chatterbooks reading groups

Chatterbooks groups are where children have a great time talking about what they are reading and take part in fun activities inspired by the best children’s books.

They are free and are for children aged 7 to 11 years old.

Sessions are held at the following libraries:

Cadbury Heath Library

  • Run every four weeks on Saturdays 10am to 10.45am

To book your place, visit the library or email CadburyHeath.Library@southglos.gov.uk

Kingswood Library

  • Run every four weeks, Saturdays 10am to 10.45am

To book your place, visit the library or email Kingswood.Library@southglos.gov.uk.

Children’s holiday activities

Our libraries have lots of fun activities for children and families over the school holidays. They are mostly suitable for primary school aged children and it is free to come along. Children must bring a grown-up with them them. Visit our holiday activities page for more information.

Library activities for young adults


Each year we recruit enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to work as part of the team running the Summer Reading Challenge for primary school aged children. Volunteers spend their time helping children to complete the challenge. More information can be found on our Volunteer at our libraries page.

Book groups

Talk about the books you love and meet new friends at one of our book groups. They are free to join.

The following book groups are available:

  • The Bookwurms at Hanham Library
  • Book Focus Group (BFG) at Thornbury Library
  • Teen book group at Yate Library

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