Storytime and activities for kids

Activities in libraries for Isle of Wight children

Most libraries hold special events for children and young people, ranging from Storytime for children aged under five years to a Dungeons and Dragons club, lots of Lego clubs and games clubs for all ages.

What's on in our libraries 

All events are free unless listed with a ticket price. 

Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult to all library activities.

Children over eight years old can attend some events unsupervised - a registration form will need to be filled in and contact details of the responsible parent or guardian will need to be provided. 

Seasonal and school holiday activities:

Special library activities are listed on the free and low cost things to do page. 

Regular activities:

Cowes Library

  • Rhymetime: Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) – 11am to 11.30am
  • Lego Club: Last Saturday of the month 10am to 12 noon
  • Family Board Games: First Saturday of the month 10.30am to 12 noon
  • Junior colouring Club: Third Saturday of the month 2pm to 4pm
  • Casual Chess: First Saturday of the month 11am to 12 noon
  • Chess: Every Tuesday for all ages 2pm to 5pm

Freshwater Library 

  • Rhymetime: Every Friday 10am to 10.30am
  • Storytime: Every Tuesday 10am to 10.30am
  • Duplo: Every Tuesday 11am to 4pm (break for lunch 12.30 pm to 1.30pm)
  • Lego: Every Saturday 9.30am to 12pm

Lord Louis Library Newport

  • Rhymetime: Every Friday 10am and 11am
  • Lego Club: First and third Tuesday of the month 3.30-4.30pm
  • Storytime for toddlers: Every Tuesday 10am
  • Duplo for toddlers: Every Tuesday after Storytime until 5pm
  • Home Ed Lego Club: Second Monday of the month 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Saturday Activities: Lego, Colouring, Board Games and Crafts – a different activity each week. Check the noticeboard to see which is on what Saturday!

Ryde Library

  • Rhymetime: Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) – 10.30am to 11am
  • Lego Club: Every Tuesday 3pm to 4.30pm
  • Family Board Games: Every Saturday 2pm to 4pm
  • Storytime: Every Saturday for age 3 to 8 years 11.00am to 11.30am

Sandown Library

  • Lego and Duplo Club: First and third Saturday of the month 11am to 12 noon
  • Rhymetime: Every Thursday 10.30am to 11am

Ventnor Library

  • Lego and Duplo Club: Every Saturday 2pm to 3pm

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