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Libraries

Westminster Libraries

There are a 12 free public libraries based across the city offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Read this page for an introduction to some of the work they do for the local community. 


Become a library member

To access some services you may need to become a member. This is free and can be done either online, or in person at your local library.  


Services for Children Under 5

There are currently no under 5s activities due to the current government guidance regarding COVID-19. However Bookstart offer free books for under 3s


After school activities for 7-12 year olds

Book Group: What are you reading? 

Share the books you are enjoying and discover new ones in this weekly Book Club for children aged 7 to 12. Meet new friends and connect with each other - maybe you'll inspire someone else to discover their new favourite book.

Time: 4 to 5pm, Tuesdays

Click here to sign up for Book Group - After School Activities with Westminster and K&C Libraries


Get Creative: Have you learnt something awesome this week? Did you do something creative?

Show and Tell the drawings you have done, photos you have taken, models you have made (Lego, plasticine etc) or even pieces of music you have learnt.

 Show off your talents and discover new ones in this weekly Get Creative club for children aged 7 to 12. Meet new friends and connect with each other - maybe you'll inspire someone else to be as creative as yourself.

Time: 4 to 5pm, Thursdays 

Click here to sign up for Get Creative - After School Activities with Westminster and K&C Libraries


Friday Club

Every Friday we are bringing you something new - making instruments, scavenger hunts, visits from the Ecology Centre and much much more!

Join us for this weekly Friday Club for children aged 7 to 12. Meet new friends and connect with each other - let's discover something new together!

Time: 4 to 5pm, Fridays 

Click here to sign up for Friday Club - After School Activities with Westminster and K&C Libraries


Homework and Study Support

Note: Due to social distancing, we have limited study spaces in our libraries. You may only be able to stay for a limited time and in some libraries there may not be access to a power supply. For more information, please contact your local library.

Many libraries offer homework clubs open to children and young people to drop-in and make use of the library's facilities and on-hand support to complete their homework. Any child is welcome to attend, regardless of their need.

To participate, the child and their parent / guardian will need to complete a form which will be available from your local library.  Visit the website for updates regarding the situation.


Westminster libraries also offer free access to IXL, a study platform that provides comprehensive, curriculum-based maths and English for children in reception up to year 13. The website is designed to keep children engaged with their learning by providing fun awards. It also provides parents/guardians with detailed reports on their children’s progress. For more information, please speak to staff at your local library. 


Online events for children and young people

A list of regular and special events can be accessed in this link


Computer and Internet Facilities

Note: Due to social distancing, we have limited study spaces in our libraries. You may only be able to stay for a limited time and in some libraries there may not be access to a power supply. For more information, please contact your local library.

You can use computers and access the internet at any of Westminster's local libraries. Ask a member of library staff if you need help either using the computer or finding something particular online. 


Home Library Service

If you or your child have a disability which impairs your ability to get to the library, you may benefit from the home library service. With this service, a member of library staff will visit up to one every three weeks to help you access their catalogue of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and more. 

For more information on the Home Library Service, please click here. 

More information on accessibility in your local library


MyLibrary App

You can download the MyLibrary App for faster access to services and the ability to download free audiobooks and e-books on the go. For more information, please click here. 


List of Libraries

Please see below for a list of libraries in Westminster:

Library


Contact

Westminster libraries using the following details:

Call: 020 7361 3993

Email: libraries@westminster.gov.uk

Vist the Website: Children | Westminster City Council



Last Updated 16/06/2021

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