Regular Events for Children

During the Autumn Term…

Christmas Challenge 2015!

Apple Book pile

Come into the library now with your children aged 5 – 11 years and register them to join in with our exclusive-to-Upper-Norwood-Library Christmas Challenge. If your child reads 25 books between now and 25th December they will be given a free DVD loan. Ask to sign up at the counter. It’s all FREE!

Usborne Book stall
Usborne Book Stall

Kate O’Sullivan, our Usborne representative, will be selling books and games in our library on Saturday 26th September (10am to 4pm), Saturday 10th October (10am to 4pm) and Saturday 21st November (10am to 4pm). Every book she sells earns the library points towards free books for the library.

waggleandhumWaggle & Hum

These are traditional and modern nursery rhymes and song sessions for 0 – 2 year olds and costs £1 minimum donation per child.
We use puppets and shaker instruments to create lots of fun. These sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 until 11.30am and also on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 until 11am for Dads and their children (see below for dates). This activity continues all through the school holidays.

Saturday Waggle and Hum

Now on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 until 11am

These Saturday Waggle and Hum sessions were created specially for dads to have some singing fun with their babies. Mums and other relatives are also welcome to come and join the fun. Cost: Minimum donation £1 per child.

The next Saturday sessions will take place on: 19th (postponed from 12th) & 26th September, 10th & 24th October, 7th & 21st November and 5th & 19th December 2015.

Sing – a – StorySing-a-story logo

This session is for children who are a little too old for Waggle and Hum and not quite ready to sit still in a group situation to listen to a story from a picture book. It is similar to Waggle and Hum but has more of a story element to it. This costs £1 per child. It happens every week on Thursdays at 9.45 – 10.15am.

Display board in Junior Library

Last year various child-orientated organisations asked if we could display their work and we were happy to provide this free service.  We had work from the Blue Sparrows art group, Virgo Fidelis Preparatory School, Cypress Primary School and James Dixon Primary School.  Each of them had a half-term to display examples of their art/projects. If you want to have a turn come and talk to Fiona Byers, children’s librarian.