Library events for under fives
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Creative Communities is a new initiative, which delivers a programme of free events, activities and experiences for all ages across Barnet.
Regular Rhyme Time sessions
Rhyme Time sessions run during term time. Session dates and times are listed below.
Mondays from 30 October to 18 December
- East Finchley library at 10am
- Edgware library at 10am
Tuesdays from 31 October to 19 December
- Hendon library at 10am
- Childs Hill library at 10.15am
- Chipping Barnet library at 10am
Wednesdays from 1 November to 20 December
- Burnt Oak library at 10am
- Osidge Library at 10am
- Mill Hill library at 10.15am
Thursdays from 2 November to 21 December
- Colindale library at 10am
- North Finchley library at 10am
Fridays from 3 November to 15 December
- Finchley Church End library at 10am
- Golders Green library at 10am
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join us for a traditional library activity of rhymes and stories with a simple mark making activity at Finchley Church End library on Tuesdays and at Colindale library on Wednesdays.
Sessions must be booked via Eventbrite. Booking opens at 7am on the morning of each session.
Please visit our Eventbrite Homepage for dates, more information and booking.
Free Baby Groups are currently running at Colindale and North Finchley Libraries. These are gentle rhyme and story sessions for non-walking babies and are an ideal opportunity for parents to meet and get to know one another. Please check our Early Years Eventbrite page for dates, times and booking.
Play Club is an activity session at Chipping Barnet library which aims to provide a play space where families can meet and socialize with one another.
We provide opportunities for children to explore and learn through a range of activities focused on physical play and general wellbeing.
Chipping Barnet Library is closed for a refurbishment from Monday 25 September to Sunday 29 October. Play Club sessions will restart after the library reopens. Please check the Eventbrite page as detailed below.
Booking is essential. Session dates, times and booking links can be found on our Eventbrite Homepage. Booking opens at 7am on the day of the session.
Lego Club is designed for children of all ages and we find it is very popular with children over 3.
Please check where and when Lego clubs are running on our Events directory
Children's YouTube playlist
A variety of rhyme, story and craft events can also be found on our Barnet Libraries for Children YouTube Playlist
- There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Storytime
- Under the Sea Art
- Seaside Songs & Rhymes
- Car, Car, Truck, Jeep Rhyme and Storytime
- Farmyard Rhyme Time