We offer a wide range of fun and creative children’s activities across all our libraries. Find out more about the different events below and search for sessions near you.

February Half Term Activities

Join us for a series of workshops for children during February half term with Brightbox Makerspaces. Children will be introduced to Micro: bit, a tiny computer which can do lots of exciting things! Once they have got the hang of this they will then go on to make the Frustration Game – guiding a wand over a loopy course without making contact!

All of the workshops are FREE and are suitable for children aged 7-11 years. You can book your place by getting in touch with the library that's hosting the event you want to go to, bear in mind places are limited.

  • Crystal Peaks Library, Monday 18 February,  10.30 to 11.30am
  • Ecclesall Library, Monday 18 February,  2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Central Children’s Library, Tuesday 19 February, 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Parson Cross Library, Tuesday 19 February, 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Highfield Library, Wednesday 20 February, 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Hillsborough Library, Wednesday 20 February, 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Chapeltown Library, Thursday 21 February 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Stocksbridge Library, Thursday 21 February 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Darnall Library, Friday 22 February, 10.30 to 11.30am
  • Manor Library, Friday 22 February 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Woodseats Library, Saturday 23 February, 10.30 to 11.30am

Babytime

All our libraries in Sheffield offer weekly Babytime sessions. They're a great way to meet other new parents, get to know local people and make new friends. They also feed your child’s imagination with stories, rhymes and activities.  

Storytime and Toddletime sessions

Offered weekly in all our libraries, these sessions are aimed at parents and toddlers. They're a great way to meet other parents and for you and your children to make new friends. They also help your children to learn and get involed in creative fun.

Chatterbooks for 8 to 11 year olds

This is a national network of book clubs for 8 to 11 years olds, coordinated by the Reading Agency. These open and welcoming groups are a great place to make new friends with a shared love of books. They’re all about having fun and encouraging reading for pleasure. Each group meets during term-time, is free to join and all participants will receive a welcome pack.

Art and Craft Groups

An opportunity for children to explore their creativity and become inspired by the collections held in their local library. Art and Craft groups are a great way for your children to meet local children with a shared interest and make new friends. All groups are free and meet during term-time.

Code Clubs for 9 to 11 year olds

Designed to help them develop their coding skills, Code Club is a nationwide network of free out of school coding clubs for children aged 9 to 11 years. Each week we tackle a different project that teaches children the basics of programming and allows them to create their own computer games, animations and websites.

Young People’s Writing Group

Sheffield Young Writers is a free writing group for young people aged 14 to 18 years at Central Library on Surrey Street. The group helps young people develop as writers through a range of creative writing workshops. There are also regular visiting writers and related writing projects.

Young People’s Book Groups

These free groups for teenage book lovers are a great way to make new friends, explore different viewpoints and discover great books and authors.