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With the risk of losing our local libraries, it's more important than ever to continue to visit and access the free resources and services that are available to us.

Did you know that you can join a library free of charge at any time, at any age? It is free to borrow books and also reserve from other libraries with no overdue fees on children's books borrowed. There are also thousands of e-books available to borrow at no cost. The Teenzone for children aged 12-18 years also features free online books and study material, including online guidance in passing a driving Theory Test!

There are relaxed sessions in The Forum for children between 5.00pm - 6.00pm to relieve any pressure of meeting social expectations. 

Here's what each library in Southend has to offer for children each week. All clubs within the library are FREE of charge. Please note this information is correct at time of publishing.

Kent Elms Library 

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Every Monday at 10.30am during term time

 

Leigh Library 

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Every Thursday at 9.30 and 10.30am during term time

Leigh Chess Mates - Last Saturday of every month from 11.00am - 1.00pm. For adults and children over 5 years.

Scrabble Club - First Tuesday of the month from 2.00-4.00pm. Aimed at adults and children over 10 years

                                                                                                               

Shoeburyness Library 

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Every Friday during term time at 9.30 and 10.30am

                                                                                                                                

Southchurch Library 

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Taking place every Thursday morning at 9.30 & 10.30 during term time.

Brick Building for children - Taking place every Saturday morning from 10.30am - 11.30am for ages 4+

Crafty Kids - The first Saturday of the month - FREE crafting session all day for ages 3+

Craft and Chatter - Every Friday from 9.00am - 12.00pm

                                                                                  

The Forum Southend 

Offering relaxed sessions in The Forum for children between 5.00pm - 6.00pm to relieve any pressure of meeting social expectations

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Wednesdays at 9.30am and 10.30am during term time

Board Games Club - Last Saturday of the month from 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Chatterbooks - A reading club for children aged 8-10 years. Meeting every 3 weeks on Mondays, 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Westcliff Library 

Storyrhymes sessions with Bookstart - Taking place on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am

Relaxed Storyrhymes sessions for SEN children - The last Saturday of every month - 10.30am


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