Activities for school-age children

We have a range of activities aimed at school-aged children at many of our libraries. There is generally no need to book, however some sessions can get very busy and the library involved may therefore introduce a booking system. It would be wise to check with the library before attending a session for the first time. A small voluntary donation may be requested (usually 50p).

After-school crafts

These sessions are aimed at primary-school-aged children. Children aged 8 and under will need to be supervised by an accompanying adult. Owing to the use of scissors and glue these activities are not suitable for younger children.

Story sessions

Story sessions may consist of informal storytelling or be a more structured activity intended for a specific age group. The sessions are generally free, but the more structured sessions may require booking. Please contact individual libraries for further information.

Saturday activities

Various activities aimed at families take place at some libraries on Saturdays. These are normally based round a theme and may include crafts, stories, quizzes and puzzles.

Events directory

Find out about events taking place in Bracknell Forest libraries.


Checkmates is a new free 10-week chess course for people aged 50+, run on behalf of Bracknell Forest Council.

It will take place every Friday from 2pm to 3pm at Bracknell Library starting on Friday 27 January and running until Friday 31 March 2017. 

Beginners are very welcome and free refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to register, please contact Jon Lloyd, Chess Tutor, on 01344 454000 or by email -

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