Children aged 5+

Winter Reading Challenge  0

Parents and children love the Summer Reading Challenge so much they suggested we have a winter one! The Winter Reading Challenge starts in December and finishes at the end of February. The Challenge is aimed at 4-11s but younger and older ones can join in. After each book, children tell the staff about the books they’ve read and collect a sticker on their progress card. Children can also have a penguin avatar which skis down the slalom through 6 gates – 1 for every book they read! Complete 6 books and they get a certificate plus the chance to win a special prize. Click here to see more.

Summer Reading Challenge

Dennis 2Every summer we offer a Summer Reading Challenge to keep children aged 4-11 in the reading habit over the long summer break. Although it’s called a “challenge”, we put the emphasis on reading for fun. Children are asked to read six books in return for mini-prizes, a medal, certificate and the chance to win a special prize. Parents and carers can help their child by encouraging them to take part and be positive about their child’s reading. You can find out more about the Challenge at . Each year there is a different theme. Look out for more information as summer approaches.

School Class Visits to the Library

Your child may well come to the library with their school class. They get a separate class ticket (in addition to their home ticket) and we encourage children to take home the books they choose. They’ll have a story or a poem linked with the curriculum and we encourage children to talk about what they hear. We also offer schools a programme of library skills to improve your child’s confidence at finding what they need in the library and to discover more about the history of their community.


Why not read a magazine while you’re in the library? Click on the link here to find out what we have to offer.

Homework Support and Listening to Reading

Every library has a Homework Club night. We can’t tutor your child but we can help them develop their own skills and confidence to get their homework done. Our staff can also do one-to-one reading support. Fore more information, click here.

LEGO Clubs

Imagine…create…learn…enjoy. If you like LEGO you’ll love our drop-in LEGO Clubs. We have LEGO plus DUPLO for little hands.


First Saturday of every month 2.30-4pm at the Cat and Mouse Library N7 0JN, N4 Library N4 2DW and South Library N1 2SL .

Last Saturday of every month 2.30-4pm at the Archway Library N19 5PH (from November 2018), Central Library N5 1PF, Finsbury Library EC1V 4NB, Lewis Carroll Library N1 0ST and Mildmay Library N1 4NA (from January 2019),




STEM2Who’d have thought Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths could be so exciting? If you’re into making, creating, designing, inventing things then our STEM Club is for you. Our trained STEM Ambassadors will get you involved in some fantastic and exciting experiments and workshops.
Genius not required – just bring your imagination!
Lewis Carroll Library,  166 Copenhagen Street, N1 0ST

Wednesdays from 4 – 5pm, for ages 7 – 11. No booking required. Dates for 2018/19: September 26, October 31, November 28, December 19, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26

Web Access and Gaming

As well as for homework, the web’s about fun and staying in touch and your child can book time to use it for free. Don’t worry – they can only use it without your supervision if you give permission and we operate strong policies to ensure your child is as safe as possible. For fun, we offer children the chance to play PlayStation games appropriate to their age, either by themselves or with a friend.

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