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Library events for young people

Find out about events and activities for young people taking place in the libraries.

Little Seedlings Gardening Club

Little Seedlings Gardening Club is a free children's gardening and nature club at Ham Library that meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3.45pm. Additional sessions are held during school holidays and details of these sessions will be posted nearer the time.

Lego Club

Everyone loves making things with Lego! Design and build amazing creations and take part in fun Lego challenges. We will provide the Lego, so children just need to bring ideas and enthusiasm. Lego Club is great way to meet new friends, share tips and show off building skills.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Open to children of all ages. Free drop-in event.

Whitton Library:

  • Date: Third Saturday of the month
  • Time: 1.30 to 2.30pm
  • Location: Whitton Library
  • Price: Free, no booking required

Ham Library:

  • Date: Second Saturday of the month
  • Time: 2 to 3.30pm
  • Location: Ham Library
  • Price: Free, no booking required

Marvellous Makers Lego events

Even more Lego fun can be had at three special events this summer. To participate, children must be registered with the Marvellous Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2024, Registration is free of charge.

No experience necessary, and all materials will be provided.

Richmond Lending Library:

Twickenham Library:

  • Date: Friday 23 August
  • Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
  • Location: Twickenham Library
  • Price: Free, no booking required

Teddington Library:

  • Date: Friday 30 August
  • Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
  • Location: Teddington Library
  • Price: Free, no booking required

Chess and strategy games club

Develop your skills and make new friends!

Discover the exciting world of chess and other strategy games such as Connect 4, Chinese Checkers, Othello and more, under the guidance of professional chess teachers.

Children of all levels and abilities are welcome, and mentoring is available if desired. Suitable for children aged 7-16.

Event details:

  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 3.30 to 5.45pm
  • Location: Twickenham Library, Garfield Road, Twickenham, TW1 3JT
  • Price: Free, no booking required

Story time

Each library holds a weekly story time for under 6s. They are free and booking is not required.

Baby Rhyme Time

These free baby bounce and rhyme sessions are for very young children accompanied by adults.

Come join in the fun with songs, rhymes and stories - all are welcome.


If you live in the borough (or attend school here) and like books, read on! At these popular groups for 8 to 10 year olds we chat about books, play games and do quizzes. It is a great way to discover new authors and make new booky friends.

Chatterbooks groups meet once a month after school (term time only) and last about an hour.

Teen reading group

Register your interest in our new monthly 11-14's book group!

Join our teen reading group to discover fantastic new books and authors, write your own short stories and poetry, make new friends and get to grips with graphic novels and manga.

Richmond CoderDojo

Richmond CoderDojo is a free coding club open to young people aged 7 to 17 with sessions on Scratch, HTML, Python, and using micro:bits.

Updated: 16 July 2024

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