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 2020 Half Term Activities
Imagination Gaming will be hosting gaming sessions at the following libraries, these are free drop in sessions suitable for children of 5 years and upwards. No need to book just turn up and game.
- Firth Park Library, Monday 17 February from 10am to 12pm
- Woodseats Library, Monday 17 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
- Chapeltown Library, Tuesday 18 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Stocksbridge Library, Tuesday 18 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
- Ecclesall Library, Wednesday 19 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Manor Library, Wednesday 19 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
- Darnall Library, Friday 21 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Crystal Peaks Library, Friday 21 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
- Saturday 22nd February.
- Hillsborough Library, Saturday 22 February from 10.30 to 12.30pm
- Highfield Library, Saturday 22 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
A fun and interactive session of learning through play suitable for children 3 to 5 years along with their parents and carers. This is a free activity, no need to book just turn up, taking place at:
- Central Children’s Library, Friday 21 February from 11am to 11.45am
- Parson Cross Library, Friday 21 February from 10am to 10.45am
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.