What is the Greatest novel of the 20th century?

Download the voting slip and take it in to any Islington library or email your nomination to

20th Century book A5 web

School Holiday Events for Children

Every school holiday, each of our libraries has at least one event for local families to enjoy free of charge. The events might be seasonal (Christmas, Hallowe’en, Chinese New Year), connected to a theme (Black History, or the Summer Reading Challenge theme) or to satisfy different interests (learning, storytelling or crafts). One thing’s for sure, you’ll have a fun time in your local library. Click here for more info about the next holiday programme.

To ensure places are allocated fairly and everyone enjoys our events safely, please take a minute to look at the guidance below. 

Our events are free but we ask that children who attend our events are or become library members.  Most events are not ticketed (except where stated) but we may operate a queuing system before the start. For safety, the number of children admitted to events is limited to the advertised number. We give priority to families over organised groups when allocating places. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. Children who we believe are younger than the advertised minimum age may not be admitted. 


Download our 100 comics book list put together by Gosh! Comics

100 comics A5 booklet web

Download our LGBT book list put together by Gays the Word.

LGBT History Month book list v3

Download the programme for Banned Books week and the book list for Young Adults.

Banned Books Week 2017

Banned Books Week A4 leaflet 2017

London Libraries’ Week 2017 Events

All of London’s 325 public libraries will be taking part in National Libraries’ Week and the London Libraries’ festival. Check out the events we’re offering in Islington by clicking here