Regular Events for Children

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 toy rhythm instruments to create lots of fun. These sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 – 11.30am and also on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 – 11am for Dads and their children (see below for dates). This activity continues all through the school holidays.


Bookbug Club

This session is for pre-school children aged approximately 2 – 4 years old. If your child is confidently toddling (approx. 18 months) and is able to sit a listen to a short story with parental help you are welcome to come along.

Bookbug Club takes place on alternate Thursday afternoons from 2.05pm to 2.35pm, even during the school holidays. Minimum donation £1 per child (or you may donate more). The next Thursday sessions are on: 5th & 19th March and 2nd, 16th & 30th April 2015.

N.B. February Thursday sessions will not take place due to annual leave; we apologise for the inconvenience.

Bookbug Club also takes place on alternate Saturday afternoons at 3pm. The next Saturday sessions are on: 14th & 28th Feb, 14th & 28th March and 11th & 25th April 2015.

We will sing some songs, dance some circle dances like the Hokey Cokey and listen to a short story. At the end we will share books that parents have been reading to their children during the previous week.

Saturday Waggle and Hum

Now on alternate Saturdays at 10.30 – 11am

These Saturday Waggle and Hum sessions were created specially for working 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: 14th & 28th Feb, 14th & 28th March and 11th & 25th April 2015.

Sing – a – StoryUsborne Book Stall

We have introduced a new regular event for 2015. It is for children who are a little too old for Waggle and Hum and not quite ready for Bookbug Club. 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 9.30 – 10am.

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.