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Special Events

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

We have introduced additional measures to keep our staff and visitors safe, and Surrey County Council has issued more general advice about the library service.

Virtual & In-Library TV storytelling sessions with John Kirk

story hunt with john kirkLet your little one's imagination run wild as professional storyteller John Kirk takes you to far-off places and shares classic fairy and folk tales as scavenger hunting and storytelling collide in a jam-packed session.

For children aged 3+ years, tickets are free and online bookings open 7 days before each event - booking links will be posted here.

Registration for each event will close the day before at 5.00 pm.

Please note that the theme for both storytelling sessions on a day will be the same, so we ask you to only book for one event.

The next sessions will be held on the following days, please check back here to book 7 days before each event: 

John Kirk Story Hunt Ad 2021Saturday 11 December at 10.00 am and 11.00 am*

Saturday 8 January 2022 at 10.00 am and 11.00 am

Saturday 12 February 2022 at 10.00 am and 11.00 am

Saturday 5 March 2022 at 10.00 am and 12 Noon 

Surrey Libraries is working together with fourteen other library authorities to bring your family a unique virtual entertainment experience like no other.

*Families with children aged 4-11 are welcome to come to our library at 11.00 am on Saturday 11th December to watch together on our widescreen TV and take part in the Wild World Arctic Heroes Storyhunt with storyteller John Kirk and our very own Marvin the Monkey.

If you would like to come to the library for this 11th December session, please email StLibraryops@gmail.com with the ages and number of children - as places may be limited.

If you can't come to the library you can take part online from home at either 10.00 am or 11.00 am by
registering online.

The Winter Reading Mini Challenge is here...

Winter Reading Mini Challenge 2021 ImageThe Reading Agency is once again teaming up with WWF-UK to continue the Wild World Heroes' theme for the Winter Mini Challenge. This time, the Wild World Heroes characters will be going on an Arctic adventure to explore and celebrate our natural world. Following the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, the theme will inspire children to explore ways of helping to save the planet. With ideas from WWF-UK, the Challenge focuses on acting for nature and tackling environmental issues.

During the school holidays, some children can experience a decline in reading. The Winter Mini Challenge plays a vital role in providing an outlet for children to continue reading for enjoyment outside the classroom.

The Winter Mini Challenge is run through The Reading Agency's digital platform and to complete the Challenge, children simply read three or more books of their own choice. Each time they finish a book, they add it to their Challenge website profile and leave a short book review.

The Winter Mini Challenge is now on and will run through until 16 January.

Start your mini-challenge here.

Cold Comfort Winter Reading Challenge 2021/2022

boy readingA reading challenge for adults and young people over 12, with the chance to win a prize!

Register at Stoneleigh Library and collect your bookmark with the list of 12 challenge categories.  Choose 6 library books, each from a different category on the list.
When you've read them all, simply enter your name on the bookmark and return it to the library by 23rd February 2022 to be entered into the Prize Draw for a £20 Amazon Voucher.

Heroes Card Swaps

Do you need to complete your collection?

Come along because over the next few weeks we will be offering customers free cards to complete collections.

Disney Heroes Cards in boxed on table


We have our boxes ready and would love to see you. 

Board Games Evening

Date to be announced once restrictions are lifted (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm) 

Stoneleigh Library will be hosting a FREE Board Games night for adults. No need to book, just turn up and grab a seat.

Please bring your favourite board games and come early as space will be limited.

Free tea and coffee will be provided but you can also bring your own drinks if you prefer. This is a new venture and we hope to make it a regular event should it prove popular.

Ludo pieces for game night