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.
Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020
The Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will be a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter and will run from June until September. Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19 the Summer Reading Challenge has gone digital. Children are encouraged to read six (or more) books of their choice, collecting virtual badges and rewards as they read plus a certificate on completion of the challenge. It’s free and easy to take part, go to the Reading Agency website to start your summer reading adventure! On the challenge website you will also find lots of fun activities to do at home.
Have you read all of your books at home? Then check out our E-Library. Here you will find lots of fantastic titles to read or listen to which you can add to your Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge, all for free.
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.