Regular activities for children

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Bookstart Rhymetime

Come along with your baby to the library and:

  • sing songs
  • play with musical instruments
  • listen to a story

All Rhymetime sessions must be booked on Eventbrite. Click here and search for rhymetime and the library name

 

Bookstart Rhymetime
Library Day Time
Battle Hill Tuesdays 10am
Cullercoats Tuesdays 2.30pm
Dudley Tuesdays 10am
Forest Hall Tuesdays 10am
Howdon TBC TBC
Killingworth Thursdays 9.30am
Longbenton Tuesdays 10am
Monkseaton TBC TBC
     
North Shields Thursdays 10am
Shiremoor Thursdays 9.30am
Wallsend Tuesdays 9am
  Fridays 10am
Whitley Bay Mondays 10am
  Wednesdays 2pm
  Friday 10am
Wideopen Thursday 9.30am
     

All Rhymetime sessions must be booked on Eventbrite. Click here and search for rhymetime and the library name.

Boogie books

Boogie books times
Library Day Time
Forest Hall  Currently Suspended  
Wallsend    

Term time only. Limited spaces available — telephone the library to book your place.

Storytime

Regular storytimes for under fives at all of our libraries.

Storytime
Library Day Time
Battle Hill Tuesday 10:30
Cullercoats Friday 14:30
Dudley Thursday 10:00
Howdon Thursday 10:00
Killingworth Saturday 11:00
Wallsend Monday 14:00
  Thursday 10:00

Whitley Bay

Thursday 10:00
     

Before attending for the first time, please telephone the library to check times. Storytime sessions take place all year except the Christmas period.

After School Crafts

Regular craft sessions for school aged children at our libraries.

After School Crafts
Library Day Time
Battlehill Tuesdays and Thursdays After school games (board games after 3pm)
Easter break crafts  
Howdon Thursdays 3:30pm
     

Parents and carers must stay with their children during the sessions.

Before attending for the first time, please telephone the library to check times. Craft sessions take place all year except the Christmas period.

Children's Crafts

Regular craft sessions for children at our libraries.

Children's Crafts
Library Day Time
Shiremoor

Saturday 

10:00am
Wallsend Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30am
     

Parents and carers must stay with their children during the sessions.

Before attending for the first time, please telephone the library to check times. Craft sessions take place all year except the Christmas period.

Wiggly Worms

Regular play group sessions for children aged 18 months + at our libraries.

Wiggy Worms
Library Day Time
Wallsend Monday

Currently Suspended

  Friday

Currently Suspended

Parents and carers must stay with their children during the sessions.

Before attending for the first time, please telephone the library to check times. Sessions take place all year except the Christmas period.

Stay and Play

Regular play group sessions with toys, music, and movement. Stay and Play sessions are for children aged 18 months + 

Stay and Play
Library Day & Time  
Wallsend

Friday - from 29th April. 13:00 - 14:30 

   

Parents and carers must stay with their children during the sessions.

Before attending for the first time, please telephone the library to check times. Stay and Play sessions take place all year except the Christmas period.