Regular events that once took place in our libraries are on hold, but you can still get involved online.

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.

Chatterbooks Children’s Reading Group

On July 12 2021, this month’s online Chatterbooks Children’s Reading Group theme will be all about nature. Suitable for children aged 8 to 11 years, there will be a quiz and lots of other fun things to do. You can book your place on Eventbrite.

Meet Sheffield Based Illustrator, Designer and Lettering Artist Lisa Maltby

Lisa Maltby, a Sheffield based illustrator, designer and lettering artist has been commissioned to create the design for our very own Library Bear which will be part of The Bears of Sheffield sculpture trail this summer. Lisa will be talking about her work, sources of inspiration and how she became involved with this summer’s sculpture trail The Bears of Sheffield.

The event is on 30 June 2pm to 2:45pm. Please book your place via Eventbrite. Suitable for children aged 7 and upwards.

Digital Story Times during the Spring bank school holidays

Come and join us for a series of digital story times on our Facebook page on Monday 31 May. Leeds Library Service have kindly given us permission to share these stories with you. They have been produced by local children’s theatre group Tutti Frutti. All the stories are suitable for children 3+ years and their families and carers and have additional British Sign Language links to them.

Rhyme Time

If you enjoyed taking part in our Friday Rhyme Time sessions these are now available for you to view on our YouTube channel. You can catch up on sessions that you may have missed or watch them again and join in the fun!


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 involved 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.

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