Children's library services
Lambeth libraries offer a variety of services for children, from books to storytimes to Under 5s drop-in sessions.
Events for children are listed on our events in libraries page.
Lambeth Phoenix Book Award
The shortlist for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award prize has just been announced
- Twelve minutes to midnight by Christopher Edge
- The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres
- A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo
Vote for your favourite at any Lambeth Library or email Lambethlibraries@lambeth.gov.uk
Write a review and read more about the books at Lambeth Phoenix Book Award
Winner to be announced on World Book Day, Thursday 7 March 2013
Find out about the free book packs available to the Under 5s.
Come along to your local library today and receive your free pack.
The Bookstart programme is delivered locally through the library service and is supported by the local health trust as well as national bodies such as the Booktrust, the Surestart Unit and a range of book publishers.
Why not visit the Bookstart website to view their range of e-books or join in with special games for under 5s.
Under 5s sessions in Lambeth libraries
Lambeth Libraries welcomes everyone to drop in on its Under 5s sessions, but due to high demand some libraries operate a waiting list. Please contact your local library for more details.
We offer storytelling and Parent and Toddler groups. Craft activities and refreshments are offered at some of the sessions.
Please contact your local library for more details.
These sessions run in term-time only.
All sessions are for Under 5s only. There may be a small charge for refreshments.
Family Reading Group
- Brixton Central Library
1st Thursday of the month 2:15-3:00pm
A reading group for parents and carers, following the weekly storytime, with a play session for the children.
Chatterbooks 7-11 year olds
Reading groups for 7-11 year olds.
Chatterbooks is a reading group with a difference. Each fortnight we talk about what we’ve been reading, play games and
do lots of activities all around the wonderful world of books. If you’re aged 7 to 11 and love reading, talking about books, making friends and having fun come and join in!
Why not come along to one of our Chatterbooks Reading Groups
For further information go to the Chatterbooks website
Teenage Reading Groups
If you are aged 12 years and older and would like to make friends and chat about what you are reading with other teenagers, why not come along to a TRG?
The TRG takes place every second Tuesday of the month 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Streatham Library.
Read Aloud takes place at Brixton Central Library fortnightly on Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
Read Aloud is a group for teenagers and young adults to talk about books and share ideas, thoughts and experiences of the world around them through literature. There is no need to do any reading in advance and in each session we will read aloud from short stories and novels and discuss our reaction and feelings about the book itself and the issues it raises. The group is informal and open, and there is no pressure to read aloud for anyone who would just like to listen.
Useful homework websites
- ehomework - eHomework offers a unique reference point on helping children with homework.
- BBC Learning - BBC's online learning, support and advice for learners of all ages - the 'Revisewise' pages are particularly good for children.