Special Events

Stoneleigh Community Library hosts many different events and activities.  Please keep an eye on our Social Media accounts, and this website, for information about what's on.

There is also information about What's On in other Surrey Libraries on the Surrey Libraries Website.


Launch date: Saturday 6th July 2024


Attention all young bookworms! The eagerly awaited Summer Reading Challenge is back, and it's more exciting than ever! Developed by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with the UK's public library network, this nationwide programme aims to keep children engaged with reading during the long summer holidays.

Children aged 4-11 are invited to embark on a thrilling reading adventure, setting their own goals and collecting fantastic rewards along the way. The best part? It's completely FREE to participate! Whether you choose to take part in your local library or online, the Summer Reading Challenge promises to be an unforgettable experience.

This year's theme, "Marvellous Makers," has been developed in collaboration with Create, a charity dedicated to bringing creative arts to those in need. The Challenge aims to ignite children's creativity and storytelling abilities through the power of reading. Get ready for a summer filled with exciting activities, from junk modelling and arts & crafts to music and more!

At Stoneleigh Community Library, we're thrilled to support our young readers in this incredible initiative once again. Bring your children along to sign up for the Challenge, receive their very own Challenge poster, set a reading goal for the summer, and borrow any books that catch their eye. As they progress through the Challenge, they'll collect special stickers and rewards to celebrate their reading achievements!

For more information from the Reading Agency, visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make reading a fun and rewarding experience for your child this summer!


This programme runs from 6th July to 14th September, alongside the main Marvelous Makers Summer Reading Challenge. It is specifically designed for toddlers and pre-school children under 4 years old. It aims to encourage parents and carers to share the joy of reading with their little ones from an early age.  It's a fantastic way to introduce young children to the world of literature and foster a lifelong love of reading.

MiniReadingChallenge.pngThe Mini Challenge features a special collector booklet tailored for younger participants. For every book shared, children can choose a sticker to add to their booklet, with a gold sticker and certificate awaiting those who complete the challenge.

In a move to further encourage participation, the Friends of Stoneleigh Library are offering a free book for each child to take home and keep upon completion.

To join the challenge, families need a Surrey Library card.  Membership of the library is free for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Surrey, and the challenge is also offered at no cost.

For more information or to sign up, families can just visit the library.